More damage to Regina's photo radar equipment

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May 13, 2015 - 2:00pm Updated: May 14, 2015 - 10:14am
A photo radar box in a school zone on Broad Street North was damaged May 9, 2015.  Adriana Christianson/CJME
A photo radar box in a school zone on Broad Street North was damaged May 9, 2015. Adriana Christianson/CJME

In the past month, three photo radar boxes in Regina school zones have been targeted by vandals.
 
On Easter weekend, someone vandalized a photo radar box near the parking lot of Campbell Collegiate by smashing the glass window. On May 9, two more photo radar boxes were vandalized in Regina's north end. One was on Broad Street near Imperial School and another box was spray painted on Argyle Street near Archbishop M.C. O'Neil High School.

On Broad Street, the glass window for the camera was covered in spray paint and the back was tagged with the phrase "city of b.s".
 
At the other site on Argyle Street, the box was spray painted but it was cleaned up within a few days. Sergeant Colin Glas is with the Traffic Safety Unit for Regina Police. He says this kind of vandalism is always a concern but it was also predicted so the police were prepared to deal with a few cases.
 
"They are kind of vulnerable being close to the roadway and once people, I guess, are aware of where the locations are, you always risk that along with any other type of equipment that you have deployed," Glas commented.
 
"For the most part, we're relatively content with the number of cases. Honestly I thought there would be more but so far, so good and hopefully it doesn't continue."
 
He says the photos of boxes that were tagged with graffiti were sent to the graffiti coordinator to try to match up the tags with other cases and track the individual who might be responsible. He says police don't have any official suspects so far.

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