Three North Vancouver youth are facing a number of charges in connection to recent acts of tagging and vandalism in Lower Gibsons.
On July 24 at approximately 11:15 p.m., Sunshine Coast RCMP were dispatched to a report of a mischief in progress after a witness observed hearing youths spray-painting a house near the parkade in the 300 block of Gower Point Road in Gibsons. “When police arrived at the location, they observed that the entire east side of a building under construction had been heavily vandalized by spray paint and four male suspects take off running toward Winegarden Park,” said Sgt. Steve Chubey. “Police ran down two of the suspects, both youths, and arrested them for mischief, while the other two were able to evade capture. Police learned the name of the other suspects and arrested a third youth at a residence on Marine Drive in Gibsons.
“These young men took it upon themselves to cause thousands of dollars in damage to this building. Hopefully we can link these tags to other acts of mischief on the Coast and Lower Mainland and lay some more charges.”
RCMP released the three youths on a promise to appear in court and undertaking to their parents. RCMP is seeking charges of mischief and obstructing a police officer.
RCMP are looking for the fourth suspect who has been identified as a 20-year-old Gibsons man.
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