Mounties look for yuletide vandal

RCMP are looking for this person, who is suspected of vandalizing holiday decorations. (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo)RCMP are looking for this person, who is suspected of vandalizing holiday decorations. (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo)
The police say the suspect had distinctive black Adidas shoes with white trim. (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo)The police say the suspect had distinctive black Adidas shoes with white trim. (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo)

A local Grinch stole some Christmas decorations in the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 14, and then attempted to set them ablaze.

Ridge Meadows RCMP is appealing to the public for help in identifying the wreath thief.

Const. Julie Klaussner said at approximately 4 a.m., Mounties responded to a complaint that two wreaths had been burned in the 12100-block of 237th Street.

“The wreaths had been removed from doors and someone had attempted to set them on fire,” she said.

“One of the wreaths was discarded on the ground, and one wreath was tossed on a roof.”

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After viewing some video surveillance, officers were able to narrow in on a suspect.

RCMP have yet to determine who the suspect is, however, and are hoping someone might recognize the person.

The individual was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, and distinctive black Adidas running shoes with white accents.

Anyone with information on this suspect, or the vandalism incident, is asked to call Const. Kniepkamp of the Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.

If they wish to remain anonymous, they can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online.



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