Snowboard theft results in police sting operation called Project Snowberry

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 19, 2010 10:24 am

Police in Durham, Ontario held a sting operation to arrest snowboard thieves! From the Durham Region:

“DURHAM — After a string of robberies at two local ski resorts, a sting by Durham police has resulted in 14 arrests.

The Durham Regional Police Service conducted a two-week investigation called Project Snowberry at both Lakeridge and Dagmar ski resorts after a number of complaints of snowboard thefts.

Plainclothes officers from the North Division community resource unit conducted the investigation at both resorts. They observed other illegal activity, including alcohol and drug use in the parking lot areas of the resorts.

Twelve adults and two youths were charged under the Criminal Code and under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and a snowboard and 40.5 grams of marijuana were seized by police. The youths have entered into diversion contracts under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police say management at both resorts were extremely supportive of the initiative.

Police are recommending anyone attending any ski resort not leave their personal property unattended and to use locking devices on their equipment.

The investigation into criminal activity at the resorts is ongoing and anyone with new information is asked to contact Constable Mark Ashworth or Constable Anil Maharaj of the North Division criminal resource unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2665. Anonymous tips can be made to the Crime Stoppers Program at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.”