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Thursday, 19 May 2011 09:10

Vandals fly without loot

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By John R. Statton — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suspect(s) broke into Windscape Kite Festival shipping containers over the weekend, but didn’t disturb the contents.

The incident occurred sometime between the afternoons of May 14 and 15. The containers had been on site since last spring, and haven’t been compromised before. They are located on the festival grounds at the Southwest Hill on 11 Ave SW and Marston Street.

“There’s a whole festival of value in there, but isn’t there anything you can take to a pawnshop,” said Shann Gowan, festival organizer.
“Unless you’re into kites; there’s paper plates, chairs and tables, there’s nothing really of value except festival stuff.”

Nothing was taken from the containers, which housed only festival infrastructure items. The locks have since been replaced with deadbolts.

“I don’t know what they though they were going to find, but they didn’t find anything, so they just left,” said Gowan.

A police investigation is currently underway, and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Swift Current RCMP at 306-778-4870.

“It’s not really worth breaking into; it’s not cool,” said Gowan. “We’re not a commercial venture, it’s a non-profit organization, had they taken something we would have been in trouble.”

The Windscape Kite Festival will be held in Swift Current from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25-26.

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