Date of Crime
Crime of the Week 2016-09-23
Heavy duty equipment vandalized by fire
Sometime between 8:30 PM on the night of Thursday September 22nd and 7:15 AM Friday September 23rd, unknown person or persons destroyed some heavy duty equipment on Landfill Rd near McCoy Lake Road in Port Alberni.
A large excavator and a Bobcat had been left overnight along the side of the road as they were part of road construction equipment. Sometime overnight, entry was gained to the excavator and the Bobcat and they were taken for a joy ride in the immediate area damaging the land and trees. The suspect or suspects then set fire to the cabs and some of the major components, rendering them useless.
The approximate value of the damage done is $ 75,000.
Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at:
• by phone: 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)
• online: www.solvecrime.ca
• by SMS: Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)
Cpl. K. Amelia HAYDEN
Port Alberni RCMP Detachment
Media Liaison Officer