October in Nakusp got off to an interesting start.
RCMP received several reports in the early morning hours last Thursday of a vehicle driving on several residents’s lawns. One resident had part of their fence taken out. There was also damage done to the soccer field behind the arena.
Tire tracks marred the field, with tracks swerving around one end of the field, and again at the other end.
The community mailboxes on Shakespeare Road and Churchill were knocked down as well.
“My husband tried to pick them up, but they were so heavy, so he called the post office. Obviously they were thrown over on purpose.” said one resident who wished to remain anonymous.
“We got a few more reports this morning of more incidents, and possibly another one las night as well, from what appears to be the same sort of vehicle,” said Constable Lee Bellamy of the RCMP.
If arrested, the suspect could face charges of mischief.
The Criminal Code of Canada defines mischief as the willful destruction or damage of property; rendering property dangerous, useless, inoperative, or ineffective; obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property; or obstructs, interrupts, or interferes with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment, or operation of property.
The severity of the sentence would also depend on the suspects criminal history.
Evidence was left at the scene, which RCMP are currently following up on.
“Currently, we’re asking the public to come forward if they know anything, or have seen or heard anything, so we can proceed in our investigation.” said Bellamy.
It is believed the mischief happened sometime between four an five in the morning.