An Aerial view of Zeballos. Recently, the remote west Vancouver Island village has reported an increase in vandalism cases. Photo credit, A. Janisse.

Vandalism cases on the rise in Zeballos

The village has asked residents to report any vandalism instances they witness to the Port McNeil RCMP

Zeballos, a remote west Vancouver Island village, has reported a rise in vandalism cases over the past couple of months.

The village infrastructure has been vandalized and intentionally damaged, said chief administrative officer Meredith Starkey.

In separate instances, the foreshore washroom building and the the field at the ball park has been significantly damaged, said Starkey. An unauthorized vehicle was recklessly driven over grass saturated from the storm at the field.

“We are the smallest municipality in BC, and have the budget to match. And in these circumstances, unnecessary spending and reallocation of our public works staff is required.”

Similarly, residents who witness vandalism, or have any information relating to the vandalism caused, have been asked to contact the Port McNeill RCMP non-emergency line at 250-956-4441.

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