While most families in the area have been enjoying the holiday, it might be not so merry and bright for the family/s of two youth who found themselves nabbed by quick responding Barriere RCMP thanks to a call from an observant member of the community.
The evening of Dec. 21, Barriere RCMP responded to a complaint of hearing glass breaking at the Barriere Secondary School, and shortly thereafter a call also came in from the school’s alarm company.
Responding officers arrived on scene, and put a holding perimeter in place at the school.
They observed four of the buildings windows to be smashed. One of the broken windows provided a hole that was considered to be big enough to allow entry into the school.
As a result officers undertook a search inside the school where they found two young offenders. Both were arrested at the scene.
RCMP Cst. Evan Cadwallader reports, “The youth had entered the school’s staff room, and once there they began to vandalize the room and its contents.”
He noted that due to the ages of the culprits their names cannot be released to the public.
“They have been released on conditions; with six charges being forwarded to crown counsel,” said Cadwallader.
“We thank the members of the community for being observant and for calling police when they see or observe criminal activity,” said the officer.
If you see or hear something or someone that may be a part of criminal activity please call police at 250-672-9918, or 911. You can remain anonymous by contacting the Crimestoppers TIPS line at 1-800-222-8477.