Staff / Tips from the public led Carberry RCMP to charge five Brandon-area youths for vandalism after extensive damage was caused to the Criddle-Vane Homestead in the RM of South Cypress during 2011.
The youths were dealt with by police under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and were referred to the Howard Johnson Society Community Justice Committee in Brandon.
All five actively participated in the consequences established by the Justice Committee, which ranged from 24 hours of community service at the Criddle-Vane Provincial Heritage Site to a $300 donation to the Criddle-Vane Committee that maintains the site. These youth will not be identified as they are protected under the YCJA.
The damage had been systematically caused over the past summer, fall and early winter of 2011 and involved vandals smashing windows, marking and damaging walls and doors within the “St-Albans” house and other outbuildings located on the property.