Vandals are breaking public sinks and toilets in Parry Sound.
OPP there say that throughout June, several acts of vandalism took place in the Town’s public washrooms and that five acts of vandalism range from breaking toilets and sinks to breaking doors and stealing toilet paper.
Police say this type of vandalism has the potential to cause serious injury should someone slip and fall. Defacing property is a crime under the Criminal Code (Public Mischief). These acts of vandalism are costly in terms of time and money.
Anybody with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident are asked to immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
Vandals have struck at Bala Falls removing a recently installed fence that was put up in advance of the pending new hydroelectric facility there.
Photos provided to Muskoka News Watch show that the fence was cut, unfastened and removed (bolts and bits of fence were left at the scene, see photos).
Swift River Energy Ltd. Vice President Frank Belerique says he suspected from the onset the fence was tampered with and he says the fence installer has since confirmed as much.
An opponent of the hydro project recently publicly chastised the company, insinuating that if Swift River couldn’t get a fence right, then how could they build a power plant, implying that the fence just washed away.
“The fence did not wash away or fall over because of poor workmanship or materials,” says Belerique. “The fence posts are still standing and perfectly plumb. The fence was vandalized, pure and simple.”
He adds, “I am very disappointed that people would stoop so low as to break the law to help them spread a lie, but not entirely surprised. We do not know what happened to the missing fence or where it is.”
The cost to reinstall the fence will be about $4,200.