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Police looking into string of mischief, property damage incidents in south Regina – Regina

It’s very uncommon for Simar Sandu to park his car on the road, however because the car parking zone the place he lives was full, he had no alternative. He had no method of understanding that alternative would have consequences.

Sandu, a resident within the Hillsdale neighbourhood, is one among many who had their car windows smashed inside the final week.

“There was glass in every single place (and) contained in the automobile,” he mentioned. “I used to be fairly dissatisfied by this act. I posted about it on social media and some individuals (mentioned) the identical occurred to them too.”

Sandu referred to as the police together with SGI to place in a declare. Though nothing was stolen from his car, it’s disappointing that the damages – which will be anyplace from $200-400 to restore – must come out of his personal pocket.

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“I’ll by no means park on the streets once more,” Sandu mentioned.

The Regina Police Service (RPS) are asking for the general public’s assist to establish the vandals chargeable for the Whitmore Park and Hillsdale neighbourhood incidents.

An RPS spokesperson mentioned because the lengthy weekend, there have been at the very least 20 reported instances of broken windows on vehicles and residences.

“In lots of of those instances, it seems that the harm was attributable to a BB gun or one thing able to firing a small projectile,” mentioned Elizabeth Popowich. “It’s slightly too early to say that all the instances are associated. With slightly extra investigation, we might be able to set up that.”


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Police consider at the very least seven of the incidents are associated and often is the work of the identical individual or individuals. Investigators are canvassing the affected areas in search of any video that will present suspects and result in identification of the culprits.

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“We now have had a few of our officers within the south district go from door to door in a number of the areas the place we all know the harm has occurred. I consider that we’ve got discovered at the very least some residence surveillance video,” mentioned Popowich. “We’d even have some transit video that could possibly be useful. It’s vital to recollect, although, that the video doesn’t include a reputation and an handle for the suspect.”

RPS are encouraging anybody who has been a sufferer to vandalism to contact the RPS.

Anybody who has noticed any suspicious exercise is inspired to name RPS (306) 777-6500 or Regina Crime Stoppers.

Within the meantime, RPS additionally advise residence and property homeowners in Regina – significantly within the Hillsdale and Whitmore Park neighbourhoods – to make the most of lighting which Popowich says is an efficient deterrent to crime.

“I do know that folks like to avoid wasting {dollars} the place they’ll, however in case you have an exterior gentle in your property, it’s a good suggestion to go away that gentle on or have a movement gentle put in,” mentioned Popowich.

“You probably have a car and you may park it in a storage, now is an efficient time to do this. If even should you can park it on a driveway slightly nearer to your home the place there are good lights that may assist as effectively.”

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