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Vandals trash bus shelter by Scotiabank

Postby sportster72 » Oct 15th, 2012, 10:52 am

With the fact that there are surveillance cameras everywhere, there's got to be a way for these cretin vandals to be identified and prosecuted, right?
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Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 15th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Unfortunately the cameras don't cover the bus shelter. This is the 5th or 6th time that particular shelter has been vandalized.
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Re: vandals trash bus shelter by Scotiabank

Postby sportster72 » Oct 15th, 2012, 5:09 pm

You'd think that after a few times someone would actually aim a camera there...

Regardless, I just passed by and huge kudos to the maintenance people who have the whole mess cleaned up! :hailjo:
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Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 15th, 2012, 5:13 pm

Maintenance are always on the job cleaning the mess at that shelter and the others that get trashed. At least the glaziers are getting faster at replacing the panes.
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Postby sportster72 » Oct 15th, 2012, 10:26 pm

I wonder what the cost is to taxpayers for these BLEEPS getting their lolz.
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Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 16th, 2012, 4:31 am

DWK should have gone with metal bus shelters like K'town installed at Orchard Park and other shelters along Hwy. 97. They should seriously consider replacing broken panes with herculite - initial cost would be higher but it's much stronger than tempered glass. Glaziers and I were chatting while they were replacing a couple of units and they agreed herculite would be better.

The shelters at Westbank Exchange have been damaged at least 5 times, the shelter across from the Petro Can once, and the shelter by the Lions Hall had 2 panes smashed.
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Postby gloryniights » Oct 16th, 2012, 3:18 pm

Wowwie, not even 6 months after replacing the last ones. I used to work at the Starbucks near that exchange and we had our windows smashed the last time they went after the bus stops... along with some car windows along Brown Road.

Wouldn't be surprised if it was the same kids - every time I drive past it's the same ne'er-do-wells sitting there.
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Postby Treblehook » Oct 16th, 2012, 4:48 pm

Clearly it is time for some video surveillance to be installed!! Once is too many times, but multiple incidents requires definite action. These punks, and if necessary their parents, need to know this behavior isn't going to be tolerated. It would be interesting to know how many incidents of public mischief/ property damage are occurring in West Kelowna. Perhaps there is a small group of miscreants who are responsible for the majority of it. That is usually the way it goes, isn't it.
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Re: Vandals trash bus shelter by Scotiabank

Postby sportster72 » Oct 16th, 2012, 9:17 pm

The cost of slapping up a cam or two is certainly far less than keeping on replacing glass. Put up the cams, find out who these bozos are, and then force their parents to pay up. I can assure you after they cut a couple of cheques, they'll figure out a way to keep these cretins at home instead of smashing up other people's property.
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Postby prairieflower » Oct 17th, 2012, 11:33 am

I am in total agreement with the above posters and believe that the small cost of cameras would be worth it.

We also need bylaw there to get rid of the scum that has been hanging out there constantly. There is open drinking, drug use etc. These young people intimidate older people who may use the bank and other stores.

Unfortunately with the crappy way our judicial system works even when they ID these idiots, they will be right back on the street causing more trouble!
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Re: Vandals trash bus shelter by Scotiabank

Postby OnTheRoadAgain » Oct 17th, 2012, 12:14 pm

All you need is 365 people to agree to keep watch for one night.
Best to catch them in the act.
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Re: Vandals trash bus shelter by Scotiabank

Postby sportster72 » Oct 17th, 2012, 4:17 pm

OnTheRoadAgain wrote:All you need is 365 people to agree to keep watch for one night.
Best to catch them in the act.


Yeah, but then what?

1. You make a citizen's arrest and they either laugh at you or beat you up
2. You call the cops and by the time they arrive it's the next morning
3. You TOUCH them and they file assault charges against you

Cameras are better.
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Postby OnTheRoadAgain » Oct 17th, 2012, 4:47 pm

Then what? You call 911 and tell them your location and that you are watching a vandal in progress.
That's it, they do the rest.
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Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 17th, 2012, 5:06 pm

OnTheRoadAgain wrote:Then what? You call 911 and tell them your location and that you are watching a vandal in progress.
That's it, they do the rest.

And how long before the police show up?
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Re: Vandals trash bus shelter by Scotiabank

Postby OnTheRoadAgain » Oct 17th, 2012, 5:10 pm

You want me to give you a number? :dyinglaughing:
I can't tell you how long it would be, but when there is an 'in progress' 911 call, they get there real fast.
They like to catch 'em red handed too. Makes for a very satisfying day.
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