RCMP are investigating vandalism and theft at three provincial parks in northern Nova Scotia that occurred earlier this week.
In a tweet, the Department of Natural Resources and Renewable Energy said the incidents occurred in Beaver Mountain, Pomquet and Arisaig provincial parks.
“Vandalism is a crime, costs money and spoils everyone’s fun,” the tweet read.
All three parks are in the Antigonish area, within a 45-minute drive of each other.
In an email, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay said around 10:15 a.m. Thursday that Antigonish RCMP officers responded to a report of vandalism and theft at Beaver Mountain and Arisaig provincial parks.
“RCMP officers learned that picnic shelters were damaged and various items, such as first aid kits, were stolen,” he said.
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Shortly after, at approximately 10:35 a.m., officers responded to a report of a break and enter at Pomquet Provincial Park.
“RCMP officers learned that a shed had been broken into and a theft of lifeguard equipment had taken place,” Tremblay said.
He said the information gathered so far does not indicate whether the incidents are related or not.
However, Tremblay added: “What I can tell you from my experience is that vandalism that happens in a short period of time in the same area often involves the same individuals.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Antigonish County District RCMP at 902-863-6500.
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