In footage released today
Yesterday Tieneke Kraal was sentenced to three years probation and 150 hours community service for placing logs and rocks on British Columbia’s Skull trail.
Mrs Kraal would place 10-40 logs on the trails between 4am and 6am each day.She was only caught thanks to the efforts of two local mountain bikers, Gord Berg and Shaun Rivers, who used night vision cameras to film her in the act.
Now that the criminal proceedings have finished they have released the footage including this short clip of her arrest. Unfortunately the videos are unable to be shared on our domain but you can watch the full version on NSMB’s Vimeo here
Kraal was caught red-handed by the officer as she was out on the hillside with her dogs. The dog appears to be acting aggressively towards the officer and has to be calmed down by Mrs Kraal.
The riders have also released footage showing Mrs Kraal laying debris on the trail and a separate video showing one of her dogs charging the police officer. The footage is all on the NSMB Vimeo page that can be found here.
Her sentenced was reduced as it is claimed she has been living under virtual house arrest since the incidents due to the vitriol of the local mountain bike community – one social media comment that was raised in the hearing said: “just kill her”.
Kraal now suffers from panic attacks and arthritis, she is also the primary care giver for her husband who is undergoing treatment for his third bout of cancer.
In a statement, Berg and Rivers said: “What’s needed is respect: Respect for trail users of all types; Respect for the shared resource of trails of all types; and Respect for the land manager that governs use of these trails: the District of North Vancouver.
“With the culmination of this matter we need to focus forward. There are many types of activities that people undertake within the near country of our North Shore mountains- trail running, hiking, dog walking, mountain biking, and even picnics. Most all of these activities are trail based, as we know.”