NEWS RELEASE · 29th October 2012
The power is out to most of the horseshoe and classes are cancelled at Caledonia Senior Secondary School due to the senseless vandalism of a hydro pole this morning.
Police were called to a report of two people wearing dark clothing that appeared to be sawing thru a hydro power pole in the front of Caledonia Senior Secondary School. The culprits ran when they saw the police. A short foot chase ensued. Police caught and arrested two boys ages 17 and 15 yrs of age hiding in the bushes on Howe Creek Trail. Fresh footprints in the snow also led police to the saw used to cut the police.
"The danger these two boys put themselves and others into is inconceivable. It is fortunate that the witness reported it and we caught them just in time. The pole was almost cut through. BC Hydro stated that each saw stroke could have caused enough vibration to create a fire ball that would have killed them both, " says Cst Robert Hull, general duty Terrace Detachment.
The damage is estimated between $25, 000 and $50,000.
The boys are held for court. Police are recommending charges of mischief endangering life.