GREENFIELD – Colchester District RCMP responded to a mischief complaint at 11:30 p.m. Sunday and arrested three people after it was discovered they caused $500,000 in damage to heavy equipment in a gravel pit.
The suspects entered the property via Greenfield Road. A rock crusher and front-end loader were destroyed as a result of the damage. In addition, an excavator had its windows broken and another loader had severe damage to the cab. A weigh-scale, scale house and portable toilet were also completely destroyed.
Colchester District RCMP used a police dog team to assist in locating the three suspects, in the woods nearby. They are:
- A 19-year-old man from East Mountain
- A 16-year-old male youth from Greenfield
- A 17-year-old male youth from Onslow Mountain
Anyone who has information about this incident, is asked to call Colchester RCMP at 902-896-5000, or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.
The damaged equipment. Note, the loader and rock crusher are in the pile of rubble in the centre of the photo. (Submitted photo)