Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Is a curfew the answer to stopping bad behaviour?

The recent rash of vandalism at St. Jean Baptist Church and other buildings in downtown Morinville had many people shaking their digital fists at “those damned kids” and their idle ways. Although there is no evidence as to the age of the culprits, the finger was immediately wagged at teens. Regardless of the age, an act of vandalism so early in the spring undoubtedly has some residents thinking – what’s the summer going to be like with respect to property crimes? […]

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Vandals strike historic church

Vandals struck Morinville’s historic St. Jean Baptiste Church on the evening of Apr. 3. The church and park sidewalk was spray painted with anti-theological and homophobic messages, including “I Hate God”, and “I Love Satin” (sic), as well as swastikas and anarchy symbols. […]

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Letter: Youth are community responsibility

Since school let out, police have responded to well over 30 incidents of vandalism and property damage. These include: mailboxes tipped over, playgrounds wrecked, fires deliberately set, and spray-painting. These types of instances not only ruin our community, they also tie up police resources that could be better utilized dealing with actual emergency situations…. […]

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Student efforts repaid with vandalism

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Two days after the Town of Morinville, NAIT Sturgeon River Research Project and local students partnered to do a planting on the banks of the Little Egg Creek near Georges H. Primeau School in Morinville, vandals have rewarded the efforts by uprooting half the plants and removing them… […]

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Gibbons post office vandalized

By Morinville News Staff

Gibbons – Morinville RCMP are turning to the public for assistance in solving a crime that occurred in Gibbons sometime between 9 p.m. Jan 25 and 6 a.m. Jan. 26. Police say an unknown individual or … […]

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Morinville RCMP believe mischief and arson attempt may be connected

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – RCMP are turning to the public for information on two mischief incidents they believe may be linked due to proximity. Police received two separate complaints Friday. The first from Heritage Lodge indicating a number of electric cords used to plug in vehicles had been stolen. The second complaint was from nearby Morinville Public Elementary School where a garbage can full of recycling paper had been taken to the school where unknown individuals tried to set it on fire… […]

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Police pursuing pellet packing punks

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Police are reporting a rash of vandalism in the area of 95 Street and 97 Avenue that occurred in the overnight house of Oct. 11. RCMP say sometime between 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 6:30 a.m. Oct. 11 an unknown individual or individuals used a pellet gun to shoot at random houses… […]

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Vandals back in action in Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Spray paint-wielding vandals were back in action over the weekend. Police report sometime during the overnight hours of Sept. 15, an unknown individual or individuals spray painted the words Six Shooters on the front of a travel trailer parked in the 95 Avenue and 96 Street area of Morinville… […]

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Charges laid in Morinville town house vandalism

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Charges have been laid against a Morinville man in relation to approximately $20,000 in vandalism to a town house construction site on 101 Avenue. Twenty-one-year-old Iain James Marsh of Morinville was charged Tuesday with one count of resisting arrest, one count of mischief over $5,000, and one charge of break and enter… […]

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Details emerge on town house vandalism

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Charges are pending against a 21-year-old Morinville man who is a suspect in causing approximately $20,000 in damage to a construction site on 101 Avenue near the Royal Canadian Legion Branch. Constable Yelena Avoine of the Morinville RCMP Detachment said police received a report of glass being broken at the site around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning… […]

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Editorial: Good riddance to summer

Morinville can take pride in the summer it offered its residents. Commencing with St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2012 and winding its way through programs for children and adults, the community has once again made sure the ducks were in a row with things to do. Whether it was the weekly Farmers’ Market or summer student concerts… […]

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Vandalism suspect arrested in Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – RCMP are reporting they have arrested a 21-year-old Morinville man in relation to an estimated $20,000 in damages in Morinville. Police received an early-morning report of vandalism in progress at the townhouses under construction on 101 Avenue near the Royal Canadian Legion… […]

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Crime and vandalism spree continues in Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Attempted break-ins to buildings and vehicles as well as the willful destruction of property continue to be a problem in Morinville this summer. Morinville RCMP have responded to several resident and business complaints over the past couple of weeks and are currently investigating several property crime files… […]