Check your plates: Early April Fool pranks played

On the morning of March 31, Cranbrook RCMP received several reports from owners that the wrong license plate was on their vehicle.

  • Mar. 31, 2016 4:00 p.m.

On the morning of  March 31, Cranbrook RCMP received several reports from vehicle owners that the wrong license plate was on their vehicle. It appears that sometime overnight somebody took it upon themselves to play an early April Fools prank.

Police are following up with owners and returning license plates to the rightful owners. Police ask you to take a quick look and ensure you have the right license plate on your vehicle.

Suspects could be charged with Mischief, but more importantly it could cause delays in an investigation if police aren’t able to quickly determine ownership. Also it could inconvenience drivers should they be stopped when the license plate doesn’t match the vehicle.

If you have the wrong license plate or information on this incident please contact the Cranbrook RCMP, 250 489-3471.