VANCOUVER – Richmond RCMP is investigating after a trap was found in a field near a secondary school.
Police say a student found the trap on Sunday, Feb. 8, just before 2 p.m. in a field near Steveston London Secondary School. It was constructed from nails attached to a plastic base, which positioned the nails to stand vertically when the base was set down. Police say the 40 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm trap appears to have been deliberately constructed to injure people or pets that would have come across it.
“It was purposely concealed with grass and placed in a busy foot traffic area,” said A/Corporal Dennis Hwang of the Richmond RCMP. “It’s the safety of the people and pets that use this area that concern us. If you come across any similar traps in any schools or parks, please contact police. Do not remove or disturb the trap.”
The area was swept for any other traps prior to school beginning today and the Richmond RCMP is coordinating their investigation with the School District.
RCMP is asking anyone with information about this matter to contact the investigator, Constable Thomas Boyce at 604-278-1212. To leave a tip on this crime or any other, email Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).