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Tineke Kraal facing 3 charges for allegedly setting mountain bike traps

02/04/2015 10:32 EST | Updated 04/06/2015 05:59 EDT
A 64-year-old  North Vancouver woman accused of setting traps for mountain bikers could be in court today.

Tineke Kraal is facing three criminal charges including setting a trap, mischief to property and mischief endangering life.

She was allegedly caught on camera intentionally laying logs, branches and rocks on two popular North Shore mountain bike trails.

It remains unclear if Kraal will appear at the preliminary hearing in North Vancouver provincial court on Wednesday morning, or if she will be represented by a lawyer.

Kraal was arrested last month after two mountain bikers became concerned about obstructions such as logs and rock they were finding placed along the Quarry and Lower Skull trails on Mt. Fromme.

So the mountain bikers bought some remote security cameras to install on the trails, with the aim of capturing images of the culprit.

North Vancouver RCMP said after the bikers brought them the video evidence, Kraal was arrested leaving the trails early Sunday morning, on Jan 4.

She appeared before a justice of the peace and was released on the condition that she not to go near any biking trails, said police.

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