“Senseless Crime”: Police

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This over-the-fence photo Monday morning shows just a small portion of the damaged buildings at the Safety Village. A brazen act of destruction! (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

(Source: NRPS website)

WELLAND – Between Saturday January 30th 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to Sunday January 31st 2016 at 3:30 a.m., unknown culprit(s) gained entry into the fenced in compound that surrounds the Niagara Safety Village.

nrps 3d official logo white background.bmpThe Niagara Safety Village is a small village made up of a variety of 25 hollow miniature buildings and two safety vehicles (ambulance + school bus). This village is used by junior elementary children to attend to learn about road safety and is located on the Niagara College Welland Campus.

There was damage to 21 out of the 25 miniature buildings and the two vehicles including a total of 24 broken windows of a variety of sizes, 5 metal doors and damage to a wooden railing.

The culprit(s) also demolished the decommissioned aulance and the decommissioned school bus.

In total the estimated damage is in excess of $20,000.

This was a senseless crime and police are asking for assistance from the public in solving this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the #3 District Detective Office at 905-688-4111 extension 3320.

Information on crimes can also be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara.

To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers via:

Telephone – 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) Online – www.niagaratips.com Text – 274637(CRIMES), keyword Niagara, then your tip.

Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.



One thought on ““Senseless Crime”: Police

  1. Rob

    Disgraceful. Punks with nothing better to do than destroy property intended for the good of the community. Hope they catch these idiots, have them pay for the damage, and sentence them to a couple years of community service. I’m sure there’s plenty of work the city can find tor them.. since they obviously have nothing better to do.


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