Suspect sought in retirement home vandalism PDF Print E-mail

Durham Regional Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male suspect after a retirement residence in Whitby was vandalized last month.

Investigators say on December 29, 2010, officers were called to the “Amica at Whitby” retirement residence on Kenneth Hobbs Avenue, after several large windows were vandalized. Due to the nature of the vandalism, glass shards projected into the residents’ indoor pool, resulting in extensive repairs and cleaning. The cost of repair is estimated at $5,000.

The suspect is described as: male, white, 15-18-years-old, slender build, wearing a brown and green camouflage or cross-section patterned jacket with the hood up. The suspect was also wearing a blue knapsack with orange panels on the back and black trim on the bottom.

Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst. Paul Twiddy of the Central West Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1829. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.