Wit­nesses info still sought in Pin­court tree theft case

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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.

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