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STRATFORD, P.E.I. — Incidents of mischief reported final month in Stratford are greater than double what was reported in 2022 for a similar month.
On the Stratford Council common month-to-month assembly held on July 13, Coun. Jill Chandler of Ward 2 questioned why the variety of circumstances of harm and mischief “took fairly a bounce in June,” with a reported 27 circumstances of mischief over the month in distinction to 11 in 2022.
“If I’m studying the report proper, that yr over yr if we proceed over this trajectory, that we see the best quantity in mischief,” stated Chandler on the assembly.
Cpl. David Weatherbie with the RCMP responded, saying June sometimes tends to be a busier month on account of commencement ceremonies and different school-related actions. Nevertheless, he stated, the numbers “jumped out.”
“It’s not simply mischief to break property, it’s mischief to impede enjoyment of property as nicely,” stated Weatherbie.
Complaints resembling somebody taking part in music too loud of their yard or loud vehicles passing are labeled as mischief, and with the rising inhabitants locally, most of these calls are more likely to develop, he added.
Regardless of this, it was a record-low June for studies of automotive theft, with just one incident being reported.
“We’re pleased to see these numbers happening,” Weatherbie stated.