Village vandalism continues

Vandalism on a Keremeos mail box has police puzzled as to motive.

Public Works employee Eugene Deschamps tosses a broken irrigation head in disgust. A number of sprinklers were broken in Memorial Park last week.

Public Works employee Eugene Deschamps tosses a broken irrigation head in disgust. A number of sprinklers were broken in Memorial Park last week.

Vandalism on a Keremeos mail box has police puzzled as to motive.

Minimal damage was done to the boxes, which were forced open. Mail was strewn on the ground, later to be picked up and returned to the post office.

“We don’t know what the motive was and we have no suspects at this time,” reported Detachment Commander Martin Trudeau.

A local couple reported three days late from a hike in the Cathedrals had police and search and rescue units alerted until SAR units found the couple hiking out of the bush. They had encountered some bad weather and had  hunkered down for some time to let it pass. They were uninjured.

Police also executed the search warrant of a  residence September 4 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,  and seizing 44 mature marijuana plants as well as a small quantity of marijuana.  Charges will be forwarded to the Crown for their review and charge approval.

On the early morning of Wednesday September 4,  unknown culprits forced their way into the Legion building on Veterans way. Evidence showed the suspects likely used a bar or tool to pry the rear doors opened. Once inside, they stole frozen food items from the fridges –  mainly hamburgers, hotdogs and bread.

A forensic examination was conducted and police continue with their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Keremeos RCMP detachment members (250-499-5511), or Crimes Stoppers (1-800-337-8477).