Police are investigating after multiple vehicles were spray-painted in Campbell River over the weekend.
According to Campbell River RCMP, shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had been spray-painted during the overnight hours. Ultimately, RCMP say officers discovered 17 other vehicles on Springbok Road between 2100-block of Gazelle Road and Robron Road that had also been spray painted.
Const. Maury Tyre, media spokesperson with the Campbell River RCMP, said in a press release that acts of vandalism have been on the rise in the community’s central and southern neighbourhoods.
“Pointless acts of vandalism in the central and southern Campbell River neighbourhoods have been on the rise in the last few weekends and are simply unacceptable,” said Tyre. “Incidents like broken fences, painted cars, and broken windows have seen damage in the thousands of dollars in recent weeks and the reality is somebody knows who is doing these things and seems to be okay in letting them get away with it.”
RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on June 20 to contact them.
“We are asking that anyone in the neighbourhood with video cameras check their footage from that night and if they have anything suspicious in their footage they can call the local police detachment immediately,” said Tyre, adding. “Also if someone has noticed someone that likely isn’t exposed to aerosol paints in their work or art life and they have some on their clothes or hands, that would be a worthwhile tip for sure.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.