Van­dals strike again

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

Stanstead’s Robert Shel­don wishes that more cit­i­zens would get in­volved in try­ing to fig­ure out who is per­form­ing acts of van­dal­ism around town and in bring­ing the cul­prits to jus­tice. “Last week I no­ticed that van­dals had tried to push over the gran­ite sculp­ture in front of the Manoir, and last Thurs­day night they put in­deli­ble ink on a gran­ite sculp­ture right in front of Granit Cen­tral,” said Mr. Shel­don, an­gered by the re­cur­ring acts. In the past few years, other gran­ite sculp­tures have been van­dal­ized around town, in­clud­ing one that was val­ued at around $30,000 and com­pletely de­stroyed. “We tried to fix that one but we couldn’t – it was smashed to pieces. It’s sad to see when so many peo­ple are try­ing to em­bel­lish the com­mu­nity,” he added.

Thank­fully, Mr. Shel­don was able to re­store the lat­est sculp­ture which was hit. “They had drawn all over the piece. I tried to take it off with acid, but that didn’t work, so we had to sand it,” he said. Cit­i­zens are en­cour­aged to re­port acts of van­dal­ism to the au­thor­i­ties.

Robert Shel­don was able to re­pair the gran­ite sculp­ture that was at­tacked by van­dals ear­lier in the month.

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