Members of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment are seeking the assistance of the public in their investigation into a series of mischiefs between the dates of Nov. 1-6, 2023 to three electronic parking meters in the downtown area of Midland.
The damaged parking meters had their bottom metal service doors forcibly opened exposing the interior of the machine.
Investigators are asking area residents and businesses to check their video surveillance systems for any suspicious activity during these dates and times.
Anyone who may have information about this property crime is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, email@example.com or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your anonymous information online.
Vandalizing these machines only ends up costing ratepayers more money as we have to repair them for their last month of use before trying to sell them. Free parking begins in December and Council has decided to shut down the paid parking system on our downtown streets for 2024 while working with the community on a new solution that sees cost recovery for the new 3-hour parking enforcement and the costs of maintaining the parking lots (taxes, insurance, maintenance etc).Bill Gordon ~ Mayor