My bike's motor decided to kill itself last Sunday (different thread and rant) and I had to leave it until I could make arrangements to get it back to my place.
Since I work all week, I had put it off to getting it towed today, but as I showed up the bike was not there. I received a visit from one of the local Constables who advised me that it had been towed last night.
Here's where I need some informed answers on things.
1. The officer said that he had received reports from people inquiring if it had been stolen or not. Kudos’ to the people that called it in, however today was the first time that I had heard of anyone complaining about my bike. Can the RCMP order a bike towed without confirming any information from the owner?
2. The officer said that he had been by on Friday morning while I was at work, and said that he gave the information to the little girl who answered the door. The girl is my girlfriend’s daughter and is 6 years old. The officer did not ask if an adult was in the house, and did not follow up until Sunday evening at 9:30 PM. Can that even be counted as an attempt to contact me when he did not talk to anyone of legal age in the household? I found out after he left that she did have a card from him, but like many small kids had forgotten about it.
The main reason I am pissed now is that I am out the money for getting a tow truck out there that wasn't needed, and there will be money owed to the company who did tow my bike as well as impound charges for each day it was in their yard. In my eyes I do not feel that the Constable made a true attempt to contact myself to inquire if the bike was stolen or not, and even commented that there was nothing wrong with the bike as he had inspected it.
Can the RCMP even order a vehicle towed that isn't in any violation of parking restrictions and stick a person with the bill, or are there formal procedures that they have to follow?
Hope the above made some sense as I am fairly mad right now over the thought of forking out more money on top of a dead bike right now. Any input would be great, and thanks in advance.