Ed­son RCMP in­ves­ti­gate dam­age to Vi­sion Park

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

RCMP in Ed­son are in­ves­ti­gat­ing after ve­hi­cles were lo­cated caus­ing dam­age to the Town of Ed­son Vi­sion Park.

On Septem­ber 21, 2017 RCMP were alerted by Town of Ed­son em­ploy­ees to mul­ti­ple ve­hi­cles that were lo­cated stunt­ing in Vi­sion Park. The ve­hi­cles were found to be do­ing donuts on the grassy ar­eas of the park, leav­ing a wake of dam­age to the turf. Those ve­hi­cles left after be­ing dis­cov­ered, and are be­lieved to have been tracked to a lo­cal school, at which time po­lice at­tended to in­ves­ti­gate.

As a re­sult of the investigation, two youth have been ar­rested and charged with mis­chief un­der $5,000. One of the youth faces an ad­di­tional charge of breach­ing an un­der­tak­ing. The cost of the dam­age has yet to be de­ter­mined, but is be­lieved to be un­der $5,000.

Ed­son Di­rec­tor of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Jim De­sau­tels says the dam­age may not seem like a lot, but it adds up. “It’s not just the phys­i­cal dam­age, but it also pulls staff off of other projects to do the re­pairs, and causes po­ten­tial clo­sures to the ball diamonds.”

Ed­son RCMP be­lieve other per­sons are in­volved and are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate. Any­one with knowl­edge of this oc­cur­rence is asked to con­tact Ed­son RCMP at (780) 723-8800, or Crime Stop­pers anony­mously at 1-800-222-8477 or on­line at http://www. crimestop­pers.ab.ca/ ed­mon­ton/.

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