CORNER BROOK The construction site at the former Regina High School in Corner Brook has been targetted by vandals for the second time in less than two weeks.
The future site of the city’s new junior high school was first struck some time around overnight Aug. 30 when roughly $40,000 worth of damage was done to five pieces of heavy equipment.
Now, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, a forklift at the site was damaged sometime between this past Friday evening and Monday morning. The police said the forklift had its windows broken out.
During the first incident, a tractor trailer had all its windows smashed out or damaged and had damages inside its cab. A small excavator had a door window broken out and was spray painted. A bulldozer had a window broken, a roller was spray painted and believed to have been operated and a paver was also painted.
In addition, an excavator had the door opened and police believe it was entered, although there was apparently no damage done to that vehicle.
The RNC is asking for the public’s assistance as it continues to investigate both incidents of vandalism. In the meantime, the police are also advising people that construction sites such as these are potentially hazardous and only authorized personnel wearing appropriate protective equipment should be accessing the site.