OVER the last few months, Surrey RCMP have received multiple calls of vandalism to public washroom facilities, particularly in the Cloverdale area. The damage has included smashed toilets, broken doors, partitions, vents, as well as stolen soap dispensers.
Police said they are aware that these incidents could be related to a social media trend where youth film themselves causing damage to washrooms and post to apps such as TikTok.
“These acts of vandalism are unacceptable and have caused significant damage to our much-needed public washroom facilities,” said Media Relations Officer Constable Sarbjit K. Sangha. “We encourage parents to speak to their children about the fact that committing an illegal act, all for the sake of online popularity or likes, can have consequences now and into the future.”
Surrey RCMP said they will be out patrolling the parks and keeping a close eye on these facilities.
If you have any information or you witness someone committing vandalism, you are requested to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599