Eastern Ontario police forces could have a familiar fight on their hands in the New Year, when snow begins lying thick and snowmobilers take to the tracks.
There could be booby traps.
Law enforcement officials say that the threat of booby traps persists along popular paths through the region’s lesser populated areas, suggesting that criminal elements in the region could be seeking to cover their tracks.
"The skidoo season has started again and we the police agencies will be back on the trail again," RCMP Const. Jean Juneau recently told Yahoo Canada News. He further urged snowmobilers in the area to remain vigilant and pay attention while on their machines.
The issue of booby traps came to light last winter, when the Cornwall Regional Task Force discovered a thick rope suspended at neck height near an area bridge. A press release said officers narrowly missed being caught in trap.
"[I]t is clear that the rope was intentionally positioned in such a fashion that any snowmobile operatorRead More »from RCMP warn of potential booby traps on snowmobile routes