If you use the paths and trails around Fort St. John be prepared, over the next few weeks to encounter RCMP officers operating ATV’S.

In response to the recent rash of property mischief cases and the illegal operation of ATV’S, police will be patrolling paths and trials in and around the city, while on ATV’s.

Authorities want to remind those operating them to stick to the trails designated for their recreational vehicles, noting they’re not permitted on roadways.

They also note again the fine for those caught operating them illegally is 598 dollars.

Meantime, the hunt continues for suspects involved in the recent rash of property vandalism and police continue to take public information assistance calls at 250-787-8140 and 1-800-222-8477.