Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

RCMP seek information and videos about weekend road blockade, Lavillette, NB

District 8 RCMP Acadian Peninsula is seeking the public's assistance in its investigation of a blockade that disrupted traffic  on route 450 for eight hours on April 6, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Police estimate that up to 300 people gathered along a short stretch of route 450 in Lavillette to watch as drivers spun their tires on the highway. District 8 RCMP were present in an effort to control the crowd but when police attempted to break up the gathering they were threatened and had bottles thrown at them.

Investigators are now reviewing videos of the incident that have been posted on social media websites in an attempt to identify the individuals who were committing offences.  Anyone able to identify those involved or who may have their own video of the incident is asked to contact Neguac RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).