SURREY RCMP are encouraging residents to be on the lookout and report any suspicious activity, following ongoing acts of mischief and arsons to property at or near a school, pottery studio and neighboring park in South Surrey.
Since September 2022, there have been numerous reports of vandalism, including arsons, reports of broken windows and other damages in the Elgin/Crescent Park area, including Elgin Park Secondary and a pottery studio within the park.
The majority of the incidents occurred during evenings and weekends, when the school, pottery studio and park areas are closed. The arsons involved fires being lit to melt garbage cans, glass doors/windows, and security key pads.
The Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit has assumed conduct of all the investigations and will be working to identify possible suspects in coordination with the City of Surrey.
“We are encouraging residents, the Elgin Secondary School community, and park users to be aware of these acts of vandalism and arson, and report all suspicious activity to police,” said Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Cpl. Vanessa Munn, on Thursday. “The damage from these criminal acts is very costly and with arsons, the potential for harm to people is always present.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report, you are requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.