Cliffs' owner Warren Paulin adds his firm is also determining a reward amount for the senseless destruction that occurred at around 3 a.m. Oct. 6.
"We have some idea who did it and would appreciate the public's help on this," he
"It's a drag and sooner or later we'll catch them.There were no thefts, just straight stupidity."
All property and gear affected is insured, Paulin
reports some $40,000 damage was inflicted on eight pieces of Cliffs'
excavation equipment in the project's Nevilane Drive area.
Windows were smashed in four earth rollers, an excavator and two rock trucks while the Kubota site vehicle's tires were slashed and its engine parts were trashed.
Six homes on Salish Road were also broken into and paint was poured onto equipment, tools, walls and floors.
Graffiti was spray-painted on the interior and exterior of the homes.
"One home that was almost complete was vandalized by putting a hose in the front door and left running all night," Paulin
"That's probably a $150,000 bill including drywall and hardwood floors."
A reward will be offered for information about the destruction.
Cowichan Valley Security has also been hired to randomly patrol the Cliffs site throughout the night, Paulin
Tips about the crime can be reported to the police at 748-5522.