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Shawnigan Lake RCMP are investigating after an increase in mischief in the area and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

According to RCMP, they have investigated six separate reports of graffiti in the last month, some of which include hate speech and vulgar images. 

Officers also reported a blockade on a roadway using picnic tables and chairs which, although intended to be a prank, could have caused major delays for emergency responders.

Other incidents in the area include tampering with street signs, which has resulted in many having to be repaired or replaced, an estimated cost of over $500.

Investigators are reviewing video surveillance of the areas in an attempt to identify potential suspects.

“With the nicer weather that comes along in the spring and summer months, we anticipate that there will be people enjoying the village and lakefront areas later into the evening,” said Constable Jill Woodley of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP. 

“Our hope is that everyone can do their part to keep our village clean and be respectful of the local businesses and parks.”

According to RCMP, the rise in crime in Shawnigan Lake is affecting local businesses and community spaces.

Anyone with information relating to these incidents is asked to contact the Shawnigan Lake RCMP at (250) 743-5514.

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