Tineke Kraal pleads guilty to mischief in mountain bike trap case
Traps set on two North Shore bike trails allegedly caught on camera
A North Vancouver woman accused of setting traps for mountain bikes on some popular trails has pleaded guilty to mischief in relation to property, according to court records.
Tineke Kraal, 64, initially faced multiple charges including setting a trap and mischief endangering life, but pleaded guilty Friday to the lesser criminal charge of mischief rendering property dangerous, useless or inoperative.
She was allegedly caught on camera in January and December laying logs, branches and rocks on two popular North Shore mountain bike trails.
The cameras had been set by two mountain bikers who wanted to find out who was putting obstructions across Quarry and Lower Skull trails on Mt. Fromme.
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North Vancouver RCMP said the bikers brought them the video evidence, and Kraal was arrested leaving the trails early Sunday morning, on Jan. 4.
Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 2016.
With files from Farrah Merali