Deceased ATV rider from Maple Ridge

Off-road vehicle hit boulder, plunged over side of road

  • Aug. 1, 2013 3:00 p.m.

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a Maple Ridge man who died following an ATV incident near Savona last week.

Paul Nicholas Eror, 69,  was operating a quad ATV on a dirt road northwest of Kamloops. About 11:45 a.m. he struck a boulder in the road, lost control and went over an embankment. Others in the party and passersby tried to help Eror and called 911 immediately, but he died at the scene.

The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate his death.

 

Speeding

A 40-year-old Maple Ridge man will be walking for the next week after he was clocked by police driving 80 kilometres over the speed limit.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said the man was caught on radar and fined $483.

His car was also impounded for seven days due to the excessive speeding.

Coupled with impound fees and penalties on his driver’s license, the man is looking at a total bill of more than $1,500.

 

Crime declines

There were 357,192 police-reported Criminal Code violations in B.C. in 2012, a decline of two per cent from the previous year, Statistics Canada reports.

B.C.’s crime rate was third in Canada last year, behind Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The lowest rates were in Ontario and Quebec.

Homicide cases dropped from 87 to 71, with 28 of those treated as first-degree murder. The number of police-reported attempted murders rose four per cent to 83. Property crime was up slightly in 2012, with 217,767 incidents reported. There were 97 arsons reported, an increase of a third from 2011. Break and enters to steal a firearm rose to 119, the latest of a series of increases since 11 such incidents were reported in 2008.

Vehicle thefts have declined by 45 per cent since 2008, with 12,584 reported to police.

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