Sylvan Lake RCMP have laid charges against four people — three youth and an adult — after an early-morning spree of broken vehicle windows.
The incident, which occurred over the Thanksgiving long weekend, resulted in 12 vehicles with smashed windows, from what appears to be a pellet gun. Another two vehicles sustained other damage.
RCMP says the vandalism caused approximately $7,000 in damage.
“This was a series of senseless acts by four people who knew what they were doing was wrong,” said Staff Sgt. Jeff McBeth.
The first call to the RCMP was recieved around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 10.
Kaelan Klessens, 19, of Lacombe, is charged with 14 counts of mischief under $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 25.
The other three people charged are youths, and their names cannot be published under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
“I am glad that those involved have exhibited remorse for their actions,” said McBeth.
“Investigations such as this one take a significant amount of time to put the pieces together and I want to commend the officers who worked diligently to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion for our community.”