Thursday, August 17, 2017

City calls attention to arson/vandalism incident at city baseball field

One of the dugouts at the Patty Hutcheon Field at the Civic Centre
was set on fire last night

The City of Prince Rupert is expressing their disappointment in damage done to one of the baseball field dugouts at the Prince Rupert Civic Centre fields overnight.

The details related to the incident were provided through an information release posted to the city website today, noting that a bench located in a dugout located as part of the Patty Hutcheon field had been partially destroyed by fire.

While the concrete dugout is still considered to be safe for use for shelter, owing to other commitments in the community at the moment, city crews will not be able to make repairs to the bench area until next week sometime.

As part of their notice to the public, the City has called for greater respect to be given to the community's shared infrastructure.

There was no indication in the city's update as to whether Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue were called to attend to the incident, or if city staff at the Recreation Centre handled the issue.

As well there is no details as to what form of investigation into the incident, if any, may be taking place.

You can review the notice to the public here.

More notes related to the response of Emergency Service personnel in the community can be found here.

Update: As of Friday, the City had advised that the investigation into the fire was now being handled by the City's RCMP detachment.

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