Cowichan Tribes offices vandalism ‘senseless’

Police are investigating after several windows were smashed at the Cowichan Tribes Offices sometime between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

A Coval Security employee discovered the damage around 1:47 a.m. on Tuesday and alerted the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, who confirmed that several windows had been broken on the buildings surrounding the inner courtyard by the fountain.

No access was gained to the buildings.

"Such senseless acts of vandalism cost the band, which in turn takes money away from worthwhile programs," RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Krista Hobday said.

Police are hoping someone can come forward with information about the crime. Anyone with knowledge of the incident should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment at 250-748-5522 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).