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HomeNewsSmithers RCMP responded to 117 calls; June 18th - 24th

Smithers RCMP responded to 117 calls; June 18th – 24th

Smithers RCMP responded to 117 calls between June 18th and June 24th, which included the following.

Police received a report of a moose charging people at the Riverside Campground last Thursday, June 18th.

Police and Conservation Officers found the moose to showing signs of fatal illness.

The animal was tranquillized and removed from the area.

Police are reminding campers and the public to remain a safe distance from all wildlife, and to report suspicious interactions.

On Friday, June 19th, Police received a report last Friday of two youth riding their dirt bikes along Slack Rd.

Police would like to remind the public that they need a special permit to operate off-road vehicles on public roads.

The maximum fine for those caught is $1000.

These permits can be issued for off-road vehicles such as quads, dirt bikes and snowmobiles, you can find out more by contacting ICBC.

On Tuesday, June 23rd, Police received a call about a 2 year old child who had been attacked by a pit bull.

Police arrived to find that child had very minor injuries, which were treated by paramedics.

The dog owner voluntarily turned the pit bull puppy over to police and it is now in the care of the North West Animal Shelter.

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