Vandals hit Lumby pool

Individuals broke into the public swimming pool and caused considerable damage.

The Lumby swimming pool was vandalized sometime  July 8.

The Lumby swimming pool was vandalized sometime July 8.

Despite a number of arrests over the past two weeks and numerous criminal charges being laid, the Village of Lumby was hit with yet another break-and-enter.

Sometime during the night of July 8, vandals broke into the public swimming pool and caused considerable damage.

Metal picnic tables were thrown into the pool, a basketball hoop was also thrown in and bleachers were torn off their mounts and put up against the fence to gain entry to the facility.

Liquor bottles were smashed on the pool deck and inside the pool, and a doggie dispenser was ripped off the wall.

“This obviously went far beyond someone trespassing and going for a dip. This was wanton vandalism and it costs all of the taxpayers of Lumby and area to get it repaired,” said Lumby RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce.

“The pool has already undergone extensive repairs and upgrading  this spring in order to make it ready for the summer season. Obviously those responsible didn’t care about that.”

Any information the public might have concerning this incident would be appreciated by police.

You can call the detachment at 250-547-2151, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.