Witnesses info still sought in Pincourt tree theft case
Pincourt officials are still asking witnesses or anyone with information about the theft of several newly planted trees on Huneault Street to come forward.
Calling the acts “a scourge that must be stopped,” the Town says such thefts have been on the rise in past years.
Communications agent Geneviève Groleau admitted they are still in the dark as to who unearthed and stole several newly planted trees from a median on Huneault St. during the weekend of Aug. 3. The cost to the town, including the trees, equipment and labour, is estimated at $2,500. In a release, municipal officials note that such thefts and acts of vandalism offset efforts to beautify Pincourt while promoting the environment. Similar theft have occurred in the past. Anyone with information, or anyone seeing suspicious activity around municipal gardens, is asked to call SQ police at 450 424-1212.