Two teens charged following multiple vandalism incidents

Fairview RCMP received reports of at least 26 separate incidents of vandalism that occurred primarily over night between June 5 and 7, 2020, in the community of Fairview. Fairview RCMP

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Between June 5 and 7, Fairview RCMP had received 26 reports of vandalism, mainly in the form of spray painting. These acts were committed almost entirely at night.

Since that time, RCMP had conducted 26 separate investigations with little success. Recent tips from the public allowed the identification of two suspects.

“This is an example of how the Fairview RCMP, along with community members and businesses have come together to help each other during a difficult time,” said Sgt. Greg Beach, detachment commander of Fairview RCMP.

“If it were not for tips from the public, these investigations may never have been solved. The Fairview RCMP appreciates the support we receive from the communities we police. Thank you.”

These suspects are two 17-year-olds from Fairview and are now facing 26 counts of mischief over $5,000.

The two youth were released with instructions to attend on Sept. 9 at Fairview Provincial Court.

Two 17-year-old youths from Fairview are facing 26 counts of mischief over $5,000 and were released with conditions to attend Fairview Provincial Court on Sept. 9, 2020. Fairview RCMP

The names of the two youth will not be released due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police say 17 personal vehicles had been targeted by the 17-year-old suspects, including adding cough syrup into a fuel tank which resulted in over $5,000 in damages.

Services provided by Classic Collision in Fairview were donated to remove the graffiti off the motor vehicles owned by the victims who had vehicles compromised by the vandalism.

At no cost to the victims, Fairview RCMP had been informed that Classic Collision was capable of removing graffiti from over 10 of the damaged personal vehicles and many of the commercial buildings.

The following properties in Fairview had been affected by the vandalism: eight personal residences, two churches, the Hockey Arena, Elementary School, Fine Arts Building, Fairview Shopping Mall, and Boyts Home Hardware Store. Estimated damages amounted to over $30,000.

Community members are always encouraged by Fairview RCMP to report any activity that seems suspicious and can do so by contacting the Fairview RCMP at 780-835-4031 or your local police detachment.

If the individual reporting the suspicious activity would like to remain anonymous, it is possible to do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), using the “P3 Tips” app available through Apple App or Google Play Store, or online at www.P3Tips.com

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