Crime Stoppers: Damage to City Facilities

Submitted by Brenda Beaven, Coordinator, Cochrane District Crime Stoppers

The Timmins Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying those responsible for extensive damage to construction equipment in South Porcupine.

Between September 2 at 3:00 p.m. and September 6 at 8:00 a.m., individuals entered the secure compound belonging to the City of Timmins and caused over $50,000 in damage to equipment and property.

The suspects drilled large holes in the “Tempo-shelter” and damaged the solar panels of four traffic light trailers at a cost of $5,000 each. They also destroyed several parts of a John Deere loader, causing $40,000 in damage.

Video footage shows several very young individuals, possibly 10 to 13 years old, climbing around the equipment in the enclosure. Due to their age, we cannot show these photos. However, this request includes photos of their bikes.

(Photo submitted by Crime Stoppers)

If these bikes belong to your children or you know who owns them, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). Or use the internet at or download the P3 app. The police need to talk to them and their parents.

If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible to win up to $2,000 in cash. You will remain anonymous and will not have to testify in court.

See something, hear something, do something. Call Crime Stoppers.

Mark M. Gagnon