Eleven bars in the Moncton area were visited during a joint operation by Codiac Regional RCMP and officials from the Department of Justice and Public Safety last weekend.
The focus of the operation was to ensure compliance with liquor control, fire regulations, and the Emergency Measures Act. More than 300 patrons were checked between 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 27 and 3 a.m. Sunday, November 28.
"The majority of people and establishments were complying with the regulations," says S/Sgt. Patricia Levesque. "These are important regulations aimed at keeping everyone safe during a night out."
RCMP members seized two weapons from a youth who was leaving an establishment when they arrived. During the course of the evening, they also arrested a man for having an outstanding warrant of arrest, and another for public intoxication. Police also issued a ticket to a minor for being in a lounge while under the age of 19.
Justice and Public Safety peace officers issued 10 warnings and three tickets related to vaccination requirements under the Emergency Measures Act, as well as five tickets to patrons who were underage. They also seized two possible fraudulent vaccination documents.
The Office of the Fire Marshal also closed one establishment for fire hazards.
"This operation is a great example of collaboration with our partners to ensure public and individual safety," says S/Sgt. Patricia Levesque with the Codiac Regional RCMP.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.