Arrest Made For Canatara Park Vandalism


On April 8, 2017, the Sarnia Police Service received a report regarding damage to the main field at Canatara Park in the City of Sarnia. Upon arrival officers observed that someone had entered the main field from its south end with their vehicle and began doing “burn outs” through the wet grass and soil causing extensive damage to the field which was pegged at somewhere over $5000.00.

Since then and thanks to the public’s assistance members of the Criminal Investigation Branch and COPPPs Unit were able to determine a suspect and on April 20, 2017, a 22 year old suspect, from Sarnia, was taken into custody. He was subsequently charged with mischief over $5000.00. He is now awaiting a court date for May 30, 2017 at 9:30 am.

There is no information present that would direct the police to believe that this suspect also caused damage at Mike Weir Park.

The Sarnia Police would like to thank the community for their patience and assistance in this matter. Due to your help we able to bring this very upsetting issue to a conclusion.

If anyone has any further information regarding this matter they are please asked to contact Detective Constable Sean Peters at 519-344-8861 (extension 6197)


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