Nechako Elementary vandalised on successive weekends

RCMP are investigating acts of vandalism that took place sometime between the early hours of July 2 and early July 4 at both Nechako Elementary and Mount Elizabeth Secondary schools.

RCMP are investigating acts of vandalism that took place sometime between the early hours of July 2 and early July 4 at both Nechako Elementary and Mount Elizabeth Secondary schools.

Cst. Penney said that in both cases large rocks were used to break windows at the school. In the case of Nechako, a nearby baseball dugout and fences were spray painted while at MESS the wall below the broken windows was spray painted as were nearby fences.

Anyone with information on either of the above is asked to call the detachment at 250-632-7111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Also under investigation is a break and enter that took place between Saturday, June 25 and Monday, June 27 at Lynn’s Hair Flair.

Cst. Johnstone said thieves broke the lock on the front door and got away with a small amount of cash.

In that same time period some classroom windows at Nechako Elementary were broken by vandals.


Christmas is coming early this year with the RCMP holding a Counter Attack-style campaign throughout this month.

“Drinking and driving is a year-round problem,” explained Staff Sergeant Don Murray of North District West Traffic Services.

And the summer is the time when people may have a few drinks while camping, after a round of golf or a Friday evening barbecue.

“The issue is not having a few drinks, the issue is getting behind the wheel of your vehicle after you’ve had those drinks,” he pointed out.

RCMP will also be looking for people not using their seatbelts and aggressive drivers – both cause injuries and fatalities on our roads.

Meanwhile police are pleased with the results of their July 1 weekend crackdown.

Cst. Derek Nicolai of North District West Traffic Services said highway patrol officers issued eight seat belt violation tickets, 30 speeding violation tickets and nine tickets for other things such as no front licence plate, said

Officers did not see any alcohol-related offences and no major collisions, he added.

“I think with the new legislation in place, it’s having a big effect,” he added.


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