Three teenagers were arrested after about $500,000 of damage was done to heavy equipment in a gravel pit in Greenfield.
Colchester District RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief over the weekend at a property on the Greenfield Road. RCMP say the suspects entered the property via that road.
A rock crusher and front-end loader were both destroyed in the incident, and an excavator’s windows were broken. Another loader suffered severe damage to its cab. A weigh-scale, scale house and portable toilet were also destroyed.
The RCMP deployed a police dog team in assisting to locate the suspects, who were found in the woods nearby.
A 19-year-old man from East Mountain was arrested, along with a 16-year-old boy from Greenfield and 17-year-old boy from Onslow Mountain.
Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Colchester RCMP at 902-896-5000, or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.