Sometime overnight from June 29 to 30, 11 locations along Main Street in Hawkesbury, most of them businesses, had their windows broken or some other form vandalism.
Police are currently investigating. Mario Gratton, the spokesperson for the Hawkesbury OPP detachment, says there doesn’t seem to be any specific target among the establishments.
His guess is the windows were broken with small rocks or marbles, likely launched by a slingshot or something similar.
Police currently have one suspect in mind, but Gratton says police are looking at the possibility of more than one perpetrator.
He says the “bright side” to having multiple establishments hit is there’s a higher chance of catching the vandal(s) on many camera, although right now police haven’t yet obtained any images.
“Unfortunately, we see this type of criminal act once school is over,” says Gratton.
While it’s still too early to tell, his sense is the vandalism was carried out by a small group of youths out at night.
“When we patrol at night during the school year, there are fewer (kids) at night,” he says, “once school is out and with the nice weather, we see many more out late.”
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