Vandals hit six vehicles in three-day spree

Damage consistent in each of the half-dozen incidents

  • Aug. 31, 2012 9:00 a.m.


The senseless and serious problem of vandalism has again spiked in the Castlegar area and police have put out the plea for help in apprehending those responsible.

Castlegar RCMP’s Sergeant Laurel Mathew has indicated in a press release that six vehicles had been damaged between August 28 and 30.

“The vehicles have all been parked in various areas around town when the damage occurred,” said the Sergeant.

“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.”

The press release goes on to relate how a witness had seen an older model purple Pontiac Sunfire near the scene of one incident. Police believe the occupant or occupants of the Sunfire may be “responsible for causing the damage to that car.”

Mathew expressed uncertainty whether the incidents are related, but that the damage is similar in each case.

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