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Larksville police stepping up patrols following ATV incident


June 15. 2014 12:40PM
By Jon O’Connell joconnell@civitasmedia.com

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In a strongly-worded Facebook post, Larksville Borough Police Chief John Edwards told all terrain vehicle and firearms enthusiasts to consider the consequences when recreating in the borough’s forests.


The message went out Saturday amid an ongoing investigation into a teen ATV rider who reportedly was shot while riding Friday afternoon. The youth claimed he was “hit by something” while riding, and, though medical workers found something lodged in his back, they could not confirm it came from a gun.


Edwards reminded ATV riders or folks shooting guns in the borough to be sure they have permission and follow the law.


“Look down at the ground you’re standing, riding or shooting on, and if it’s private property that doesn’t belong to you, and you don’t have permission to be there, you are wrong,” Edwards said in the post.


Borough police have pledged to step up patrols where ATV riders are known to frequent and enforce a new zero-tolerance policy, Edwards said.


Those found riding ATVs illegally face vehicle impoundment and $500 fines before they can get their quads and dirt bikes back.


“The one thing these people can count on is that our officers will be in the woods with them, and we are not going away until these problems are resolved,” Edwards said.


Anyone with information about Friday’s incident is asked to call borough police at 570-714-9847.




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