Parked right in front of my home, on a quiet street in Fairview, my beloved van was hit with vandalism.
I drove that van across Canada with no troubles, so I was shocked Sunday morning to discover a smashed-in driver’s side window. A block away a postal box was knocked over and there was evidence of other vehicles broken into that night.
The police were called late Saturday night when someone noticed the window smashed, but the menace was long gone. There were no witnesses. Over the last few weeks, many neighbours have also complained about their vehicles being broken into.
I hope the people involved are thinking about the damage they have caused and will learn to respect the property of others. Not only is this going to cost me money from my own pocket, it has been a burden tracking down a new window from a junkyard. I am still waiting to find a driver’s side window for my white 1989 Toyota Le Van. It also took over an hour to clean all the glass out of my van and there is still lots of it scattered throughout the vehicle. Now I question if my neighbourhood is safe from theft and vandalism.
Living in a bigger city, you may come to accept the fact that theft and vandalism is out there, but not in Nelson, the friendly and trustworthy place that I call home. This troubles me and I hope to find a way to solve this problem.
Thanks to the person that did report this vandalism. We should all keep our eyes out. If we all work together we could stop these senseless acts of theft and destruction. It would be nice to feel safe and secure again in this beautiful city.
Broken by vandalism,
Angela Meilleur, Nelson