The RCMP believe an incident of vandalism may be related to a dispute in Cherryville.
Some residents have expressed concerns about a logging road being constructed adjacent to the community forest on Cherry Ridge.
Sometime around Jan. 13, some of the heavy equipment belonging to the contractor constructing the road was severely damaged.
“Damage to one of the excavators is estimated at more than $2,500,” said Cpl. Henry Proce, officer in charge of the Lumby RCMP detachment.
“This is a criminal act and an unfortunate turn of events in what was previously a civil dispute.”
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or the Lumby RCMP detachment at 250-547-2151.