Christmas light theft at Trinity Lodge

On Tuesday morning around 4 a.m., a local resident at the Trinity Lodge Senior Complex had his lights stolen and his property vandalized.

On Tuesday morning around 4 a.m., a local resident at the Trinity Lodge Senior Complex had his recently purchased Christmas lights stolen and his property vandalized.

“He is pretty upset. He doesn’t want his name put out because he is afraid of retribution,” said Val Drader on the victim’s behalf.

Amongst things stolen and broken where multiple heavy-duty extension cords, Christmas lights, ornaments and outdoor lighting, such as floodlights.

“He said that there were two heavy duty extension cords stolen, two of the brand new colour changing [Christmas] multi-lights. The ornaments were smashed that he had out there,” said Drader. “They also tried to unscrew the lights that he had around his doorway.”

According to Drader, the man who had his property vandalized and stolen is stand out gentleman.

“If someone can’t put up lights, he is the one that puts them up.  He shovels the walk for who ever he can.  He is just a really nice guy,” said Drader.

The majority of Trinity lodge’s residents decorate the backside of the building with lights and festive ornaments for the holiday season.

“The seniors take a lot of pride in their lights and stuff.  For one thing, he can’t afford to replace them,” Drader said. “Most are all living off old-age security [pensions].  Now he is scared to put anything out there again. Now a lot of them are probably not going to want to put them out anymore.”

The police have been contacted and there is an investigation underway. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the local RCMP.

 

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