Police in Corner Brook make arrest in four-year-old mischief case

Gary Kean gkean@thewesternstar.com
Published on June 27, 2014

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has made an arrest in relation to mischief at the City of Corner Brook public works depot that took place more than four years ago.

The 21-year-old, who would have been a youth at the time of the incident, was arrested Thursday and was charged with mischief exceeding $5,000.

Between June 19-20, 2010, three vehicles parked at the city depot on Charles Street sustained extensive damage. The perpetrator allegedly used a pick axe to break windows, head and tail lights, as well as puncture body panels on the vehicles.

The total cost of the damage incurred by the City of Corner Brook was in excess of $27,000.

At the time of the incident, the RNC Forensic Identification Section was able to obtain evidence at the scene. However, the investigation did not result in the identification of a suspect.

Information received from the National Crime Laboratory in the winter of 2014 enabled investigators to execute judicial authorizations leading to the identity of the accused.

The resident of Corner Brook is scheduled to appear in provincial youth court Sept. 24 as he was a minor at the time of the incident.