Creston RCMP say ongoing neighbours’ dispute may result in public mischief charges

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  • May. 13, 2013 4:00 p.m.

After months of seeing his detachment members dealing with an ongoing neighbours’ dispute on Erickson Street, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan has had enough.

“I have assigned one of our officers to looking into recommending charges of public mischief against these two men,” he said today.

Creston RCMP dealt with more complaints from the battling pair last week, two of them made from one who called on consecutive days to complain about early morning noise. An investigation revealed the neighbor was using firecrackers to scare skunks away from the rabbits he raises.

A third call, on May 8, reported a neighbour cutting tree branches down along the property line. Attending police officers could find no evidence to support the complaint.

Gollan said that mediation attempts have been unsuccessful, and public mischief charges might be the only way to stop the feud and its resulting drain on police resources.