Vandals cause $2,000 dollars in damage to Low Island soccer fields

Tire marks crisscross the soccer fields at Low Island in Little Current before ending abruptly against a set of boulders. Around $2,000 in damage was caused to the fields. Damage to the alleged vandal’s vehicle and parts left behind led to apprehension and charges being laid.

LITTLE CURRENT—The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Island was subjected to yet more vandalism last week, this time with the focus on the soccer pitch at Low Island Park.

CAO Dave Williamson reported to mayor and council during the September 13 meeting of council that the night before, on Monday, September 12, someone chose to drive aggressively all over the pitch, tearing up the sod before smashing the car into one of the boulders that line the area. Remnants of the vehicle showed that it was a Honda and the municipality’s cameras, of which there are several at the park, picked up footage of the perpetrator, which was turned over to police.

Mr. Williamson said the damages are estimated to come in around $2,000.

Municipal property has been the subject of several crimes over the past couple of years, from the municipality’s digital sign located at the Manitoulin Welcome Centre, the downtown shower houses and the Sheguiandah museum, thousands of dollars in damages has been incurred with the municipality installing cameras in many sites.