Police investigating vandalism to public washrooms

Surrey

2021-12-07 08:45 PST

File # 2021-12-07 -Vandalism

Surrey RCMP is informing the public of multiple complaints of vandalism to public washrooms within Surrey parks.

Over the last few months, Surrey RCMP have received multiple calls of vandalism to public washroom facilities, particularly in the Cloverdale area. The damage has included smashed toilets, broken doors, partitions, vents, as well as stolen soap dispensers.

Police are aware that these incidents could be related to a social media trend where youth film themselves causing damage to washrooms and post to apps such as TikTok.

These acts of vandalism are unacceptable and have caused significant damage to our much-needed public washroom facilities, says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer Cst. Sarbjit K. Sangha. We encourage parents to speak to their children about the fact that committing an illegal act, all for the sake of online popularity or likes, can have consequences now and into the future.

photo of shattered toiletphoto of damaged toiletphoto of damaged toilet photo of burnt trashbin

Surrey RCMP will be out patrolling the parks and keeping a close eye on these facilities.

If you have any information or you witness someone committing vandalism, please call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

 

Released by

Cst. Sarbjit Sangha

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
www.surreyrcmp.ca
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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