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Logan Lake teen allegedly spills 1,000 litres of yellow paint, prompting police investigation

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August 19, 2020 - 2:42 PM

Police have arrested a teen who allegedly spilled upwards of 1,000 litres of paint in Logan Lake this week, causing roughly $10,000 in damage.

Logan Lake RCMP received a report of yellow paint spilled in the parking lot of the Logan Lake Recreation Centre August 17, according to a release.

The total cost of loss and damage caused by the incident is estimated at over $10,000. 

"Our investigators believe that the yellow paint, which was intended for the maintenance of local roadways and highways, was intentionally drained from a drum stored on the back of a flat deck truck," Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said in a release.

RCMP arrested a 16-year-old suspect in connection to the crime. 

Divers with the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team were deployed to search Logan Lake and recovered evidence they believe to be connected to the crime, that had been allegedly discarded by the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing, and full findings will be sent to the B.C. Prosecution Service for charge assessment.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Logan Lake RCMP at 250-523-6222.

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