Police seek public assistance in recent rash of vandalism

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
August 30th, 2012

Castlegar RCMP are expressing frustration at the “senseless, pointless” destruction being caused by vandals in the area.

“From  the early morning hours of Aug. 28 until the morning of Aug. 30, Castlegar RCMP have received six calls of vandalism to vehicles,” said RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “The vehicles have all been parked in various areas around town when the damage occurred. Four of the vehicles were parked throughout downtown, one was parked on Hwy 3A near the Thrums Market, and one was in Ooteschenia. The damage is consistent with a heavy object  being used to smash windows, windshields, and in one case, a side mirror.”

Mathew said police don’t have much to go on, in terms of catching the culprits, and asked that residents keep their eyes peeled and report any suspicious people or behaviours.

“In one instance, a witness recalled seeing an older model, possibly two-door, purple Pontiac Sunfire in the vicinity at the time of the incident and the occupant(s) of that vehicle are believed to be responsible for causing the damage to that car,” she said. “Police can’t say for sure that these incidents are related, or (caused by) the same person(s), however the damage in all cases is similar.”

She said police are following up on several leads, but at this point do not have suspects.

“If anyone has any information which may assist in this investigation, they are asked to call the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.”

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