Bear scares youth on bike

Police briefs from the RCMP detachment in Midway. Police caution residents to be bear aware.

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Midway RCMP responded to a complaint of a bear in Midway at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, when a male youth was riding his bike and feared for his life when an adult sized bear walked towards him.

Cpl. Judson Mayes said that Midway residents are to be mindful that this is the time of year when bears are known to come into city limits and look for food sources, such as fruit that is on the trees or garbage that hasn’t been stored properly. “When you see a bear do not alarm the bear but rather call the Midway RCMP who will respond and deal with the situation,” Mayes said. “Be mindful to keep your garages and sheds locked and secured.”

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Midway RCMP responded to a call to Beaverdell where a female had locked herself inside the complainant’s residence.

Mayes told the Times that while inside, the woman proceeded to break the homeowner’s property. She was arrested for mischief and causing a disturbance and lodged into jail for the evening. No charges will be forwarded as requested by the homeowner.

On the same day RCMP received a call in the early hours of the morning to respond to a possible break and enter at a residence in Midway.

According to Mayes, RCMP responded to the address to find a pleasant outcome this time; the homeowner was the suspect.

“RCMP would like to thank the public for looking out for one another and doing their part in protecting our communities,” Mayes said.

RCMP would also like to remind hunters to be safe and hunt within regulations, use respect when hunting on private property and Crown land.

 

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