Churches, schools, businesses and vehicles were targeted during a weekend vandalism streak, said Prince Rupert RCMP Monday. File photo

Churches, schools, businesses and vehicles were targeted during a weekend vandalism streak, said Prince Rupert RCMP Monday. File photo

String of vandalism acts have RCMP investigating

Slashed tires, smashed windows and spray painted churches and businesses involved in streak

A string of “senseless” vandalism acts over the June 3 – 4 weekend have Prince Rupert RCMP investigating who is behind them.

Late Monday afternoon, the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment sent out a news release detailing the acts, which included multiple businesses in the downtown core having their windows smashed and spray painted, two churches spray painted, the Prince Rupert Middle School spray painted and multiple vehicles spray painted with black paint.

“All of these incidents happened on the West side of town,” stated Sgt. Jagdev Uppal.

One incident also occurred on the east side of town earlier in the weekend.

“On June 3, 2017 police were called to investigate three vehicles that had their tires slashed in the 1500 block of 7th Ave East,” stated Sgt. Jagdev Uppal.

“The RCMP is actively searching for the individual(s) involved in these senseless acts of vandalism and are looking for the public’s assistance. The message from the RCMP is for the public to keep an eye out in their neighbourhoods and to report any suspicious activity to the police.”

Those with information can contact Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).