On Sept. 22 vandals caused close to $75,000 worth of damage to construction equipment, land and trees near the Port Alberni Landfill.
A large excavator and a Bobcat, part of road construction equipment, were left overnight on Thursday, Sept. 22 along the side of Landfill Road near McCoy Lake Road in Port Alberni.
Sometime after 8:30 p.m. vandals drove the excavator and Bobcat around the area damaging land and trees before they were set on fire.
The excavator’s cab and some of its major components were destroyed by the fire. Significant fire damage was also done to the Bobcat.
Employees showed up for work at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 to find the excavator and Bobcat badly damaged by fire.
Anyone who may have witnessed this or seen anyone in the area during this time frame or who has information on this, or any other crime, is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at:1-800-222-8477. Online at www.solvecrime.ca or by text at BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).