This photo of a dumpster fire next to Mt. Begbie Brewing on First St. West shows how badly the bin was damaged and just how close it was to the building.

Vandals torch truck, several dumpsters overnight

RCMP are investigating a rash of vandalism and arson that occurred throughout central Revelstoke early Thursday morning.

RCMP are investigating a rash of vandalism and arson that occurred throughout central Revelstoke early Thursday morning.

The first complaint came when police received a report of two youths running over the top of a vehicle on the 800 block of Third St. West at around 3 a.m. A 2007 Kia Spectra received a large dent in its roof as a result.

As the officer was responding to that incident he heard a small explosion nearby. Upon investigation he found that the box of a 2005 Nissan Frontier pickup truck was engulfed in flames. The fire department was called to put the fire out.

Around the same time, dumpsters at Mount Begbie brewery, Chalet Bakery and Mountain View Elementary were set on fire.

A 1991 Pontiac 6000 parked on the 800 block of Third St. West was also found with a damaged roof caused by someone walking over top of it. RCMP believe this incident happened at the same time as the other ones.

The incidents kept Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services busy between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. A total of 18 members, two engines and a command truck were sent to the multiple scenes. There were no injuries.

Cpl. Rod Wiebe of the Revelstoke RCMP said the same two youths are suspected in each incident. They were described as wearing black hoodies.

Police are asking anyone who can help identify the suspects to call the RCMP at 250-837-5255 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

PHOTO: One of two cars that vandals jumped on and damaged in the rampage. They also torched another truck.



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