Teen given probation for attempting to saw through power pole

The second of two teens charged for vandalism near Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace late last year receives same sentence as the first

  • Oct. 24, 2013 9:00 a.m.

THE SECOND of two teens charged for vandalism near Caledonia Senior Secondary school late last year has received the same sentence as the first teen.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named or identified according to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, will spend one year on probation and do 75 hours of community work service.

The 15-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested Oct. 29, 2012 after witnesses called police at 2:48 a.m. to report two figures in dark clothing who appeared to be attempting to saw through a power pole outside the school, said police at that time.

The pair ran when they saw police but officers followed and found them hiding in bushes on the Howe Creek Trail.

Police found a saw nearby by following footprints in the snow.

Classes were cancelled for the day at Caledonia while BC Hydro crews replaced the pole at a cost estimated at more than $25,000.