SARNIA, ON, May 11, 2015 /CNW/ - The boating season is just beginning and the Sarnia RCMP will be present on the area waterways conducting patrols. The Sarnia RCMP's primary responsibility is Border Integrity along the international border between Lake St. Clair and the southern half of Lake Huron. During marine patrols the Sarnia RCMP will also be proactive in ensuring that vessels are operated in a safe manner and have all the appropriate equipment on board. For more information, visit Transport Canada's safe boating website regarding boating requirements.
The Sarnia RCMP is looking for the public's support in reporting suspicious activity on the water, land or air. Some examples of suspicious activity are;
- The absence of identifying markings on ships and vessels (vessel name, home port registration, etc)
- Removable names and/or numbers on ships and vessels
- Unusual itinerary that differs from fishing schedules or other normal activities
- Vessels that appear to be purposely avoiding other vessels by changing direction of travel
- Absence of running navigation/running lights
- Smaller vessels hovering in the vicinity of another suspicious ship or vessel
- Unusual activity on roads or trails that have access to the border or waterways
- Groups or individuals who are dressed improperly for the weather or terrain
- Evidence of an individual(s) having trespassed on your property near the border (footprints, garbage, clothing)
- Suspicious groups or individuals seeking directions or rides to and from the border and/or coast
Anyone wishing to report any type of suspicious activity along the border can contact the RCMP Sarnia Detachment at (519) 337-7543 or 1-800-387-0020. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: RCMP Sarnia Detachment, 105 Christina St. S, Sarnia, ON, (519) 337-7543