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RCMP divers brought in to scour Logan Lake for evidence tied to a crime

Divers with the BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were deployed to Logan Lake in the southern interior to assist investigators with the search and recovery of evidence related to an ongoing criminal investigation.

On Aug. 17, 2020, Logan Lake RCMP received a report of a mischief resulting in cumulative loss and damages estimated at over $10,000 and a chemical spill in the parking lot of a District of Logan Lake facility. Police have determined that upwards of 1,000 litres of yellow paint was spilled in the parking lot of the Logan Lake Recreation Centre located on Chartrand Avenue.

Our investigators believe that the yellow paint, which was intended for the maintenance of local roadways and highways, was intentionally drained from a drum stored on the back of a flat deck truck, said Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey, spokesman for the BC RCMP Southeast District.

The police investigation identified a 16-year-old youth suspect, who has since been arrested.

The BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team carried out an underwater search of Logan Lake, where they recovered evidence they believe to be connected to the crime, that had been allegedly discarded by the suspect.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time, the full findings of which will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service for charge assessment.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Logan Lake RCMP at 250-523-6222.