Friday, 27 April 2012

Danger on TCH: mischief damages car on highway in Oromocto

District 2 RCMP is investigating an incident of mischief that caused extensive damage to a vehicle travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway in Oromocto.

At approximately 2:45 a.m. on April 26, 2012, District 2 RCMP responded to a call of a car striking a large rock on the highway.  It's believed the rock,  which was approximately 12 inches tall,  was deliberately placed in the middle of the eastbound lane of the highway between Exit 301 and Exit 303. Police found other similar sized boulders on the shoulder of the road in the same area.  The car sustained extensive damage and had to be towed away.  The driver, the lone occupant of the car, was not injured.

District 2 RCMP is asking for the public's help with information about this incident.  Anyone who may have been travelling in the area and saw an individual or group of individuals near the pedestrian tunnel,  that runs underneath the highway, connecting Pioneer and D'Amours Streets in Oromocto is asked to contact RCMP at 506-357-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.