Photo: RCMP

Trail police looking for tips to identify vandals

Greater district detachment reports several business were tagged with spray paint

On Friday, the Trail and Greater District RCMP reported that several businesses in downtown Trail were vandalized with spray paint overnight.

An unknown suspect, known as a “tagger,” spray painted symbols called “tags”on the external walls of several local businesses.

Sgt. Mike Wicentowich says the incidents are being investigated by the Trail General Investigation Section.

He says tags are typically unique to each tagger and act like a signature. As well, often multiple similar tags can be identified to a single person.

“Taggers often operate at night to avoid detection,” Wicentowich explained. “They will likely carry spray paint in a back pack. The objective is to tag as many areas and objects as possible.”

The Trail and Greater District detachment is looking for information to identity the suspect, or suspects, and is putting out a call for witnesses to the vandalism.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Trail RCMP at 250.364.2566.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).

Tagging is illegal and considered “Mischief” under Section 430 of the Criminal Code.

Tagging is illegal and considered “Mischief” under Section 430 of the Criminal Code.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Photo: RCMP

Photo: RCMP

Just Posted

All Kootenay Boundary parks and outdoor facilities closed

RDKB reminds all residents the shutdown is for public safety and in response to COVID-19

Trail police investigating early morning brush fire

Call of trees on fire came into Kootenay Boundary fire department just before 1:30 a.m.

Interior Health officials outline pandemic response in virtual town hall

Kelowna-Lake County MLA Norm Letnick moderates digital discussion, Q&A with Interior Health leadership

Pandemic has Trail council re-considering budget, tax increase

Coronavirus changes forecast, city leaders deciding what changes to make in 2020

West Kootenay octogenarian helping develop low-cost ventilator for COVID-19 patients

Peter Brockley is working with his doctor son, Graham, to develop the unit that could save lives

B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help

Just as integral in neighbourhoods in Vancouver and Surrey as they are in Prince George or Kelowna

‘Tremendous’ response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand

About 400,000 of Canada’s 37 million residents give blood on a regular basis

Morning world update: Cases surge past 600,000; positive news in Germany

Spain suffers its deadliest day as Germany considers April 20 to possibly loosen restrictions

VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium

COVID-19 has forced the Vancouver Aquarium to close access to guests – leaving room for its residents

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

67 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region

Positive tests found in Surrey, Langley long-term care facilities

‘Now is not the time to bag that peak’: BCSAR manager discourages risky outdoor adventures

Call volumes are not going down, even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists

Most Read