Shelburne Police launched an investigation when the Shelburne Town Works Department notified them of vandalism to the washrooms located at Greenwood Park. The total cost of the damage and cleanup has not yet been determined; however the damage includes a smashed urinal.
This mischief took place between June 1st and June 4th. Shelburne Police wants to hear from anyone who may have any information in regards this incident.
As the investigation continues, Shelburne Police is encouraging parents to speak to their children (including teenaged children) to remind them that the park and all its facilities are public property – which means it belongs to all the residents of Shelburne, and should be respected as such, and treated as such. The residents of Shelburne paid for the facilities and continue to pay for the maintenance of the park and facilities. Parents are also encouraged to speak to their children about the legal consequences of committing Mischief. The consequences may include being charged criminally by police, a criminal record, fines, probation, community service orders and more.
“Greenwood Park is well known in Shelburne and is enjoyed every day by many children and adult residents,” said Sgt Neumann of the Shelburne Police. “Purposeful defacing and damage to a park like this is disrespectful to the entire community. We encourage anyone with information to contact Shelburne Police. We would like to see the person or people who caused this mischief to do the responsible and mature thing and come forward.”
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.
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