On Friday January 9, 2015 at 9:00 am Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint of graffiti to Carihi Secondary School at 350 Dogwood Street. The damage occurred sometime overnight.
The damage to the building is estimated at over $5000. There are letters and symbols spray painted in white and red around the building.
The Campbell River RCMP are looking for the public’s assistance to please call if they have any information about this. Hopefully someone saw something suspicious and will call.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers.
Campbell River RCMP have received calls about graffiti around town recently. This is an offence of mischief and carries a sentence, if convicted, of a fine or a maximum of 2 years in jail.
If the damage is to a church or a religious building or if the mischief is motivated by prejudice, the sentence can be up to 10 years in jail. We have had a report of mischief to a church on December 27, 2014.
Our Crime Analyst is working with our officers in identifying those responsible and we are committed to putting a stop to graffiti.
We live in a beautiful community and we want to keep it that way. It costs businesses and homeowners thousands of dollars to clean up and is an eyesore. Please call if you see someone committing mischief to property such as graffiti or if you have information about it.
– Contributed by Campbell River RCMP