Spindles were broken and paint was strewn over the viewing deck and memorial benches which had been a project of the Morrisburg Lion’s Club. Photo Courtesy of Cindy Saucier

SOUTH DUNDAS – Following an investigation by officers with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well has Ministry of Natural Resources, three young people have been identified as responsible for recent vandalism which took place June 7-8, 2024, along the Morrisburg waterfront.

One youth has now been charged with mischief, one has been referred to a youth diversion program and the third has been warned regarding the $19,000 in damage done to memorial trees, a viewing platform, memorial benches and beach washrooms at the Morrisburg Docks near Morrisburg Beach.

The vandalism included damage to a viewing platform, memorial benches and beach washrooms. Several trees were damaged, and a young Canada Goose was killed.

The 17- year- old youth from Morrisburg, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall in July.