George and Pamela Earle came upon a disturbing scene Friday evening, when they pulled up to their cabin off Logger’s School Road.
Windows and the patio door were broken, lamps were thrown through the television, chairs were burned and about 40 solar lights destroyed.
“Everything and anything that could have been could have been moved or broken or tore, (the perpetrators) did,” said Mr. Earle.
The shed door was left open, and the perpetrators stole all the power tools, DVD players among other valuables.
Earle estimates $10,000 worth of damage easily, not including and taxes or labour costs associated with reclaiming the cabin to its original state.
The damage took place sometime between late Aug. 12 and Aug. 17. When the Earles arrived Friday evening, they had several kids with them.
The cabin is a 25-minute drive from the Earle’s home, and it is not unusual for them to occupy it during the week days.
Earle said the area is not known to have many violators other than a smaller theft at his neighbour’s cabin last year.
Earles is offering a monetary reward for any information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the violators.
RCMP would not release further detail prior to deadline.
Anyone with details on the damage can contact George Earle at 632-9849 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.nlcrimestopers.com.