Police request public help in stopping vandals

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
September 18th, 2012

Castlegar RCMP are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators of “stupid, costly and pointless” vandalism, according to Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“There are instances around town of vandalism in which persons are spray painting or drawing various things on buildings and vehicles,” Mathew said. “The most recent rash of this damage occurred at the library. Vandals spray-painted the walls, drew various things on the walls and left garbage strewn about. There were also burn marks on placards on the building.


“Police are examining evidence that was left behind, and have increased foot patrols in various targeted areas, but they are also asking that the public keep an eye out … for anything suspicious.”


Mathew said it would be a significant help to police if residents would keep their eyes peeled and report anything out of the ordinary, whether from their windows, vehicles or even just out taking a walk.


“Any suspects found to be committing such damage will face criminal charges of mischief,” she added.  


Anyone with information is asked to call the Castlegar RCMP at (250)365-7721



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