(THUNDER BAY, ON) – About a month, an excavator was destroyed by a fury of fire, likely set by someone with malicious intent. The incident occurred at a Taranis gravel pit on Virolainen Road in Gorham Township, near trout lake.
There have been no arrests made regarding the incident, despite intense efforts by the Ontario Provincial Police. Anyone with any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect will receive up to $5000.
The owners are expecting to take a loss on the insurance payout, due to the machine being aged well. The 2008 Caterpillar excavator is valued at around $150,000.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Thunder Bay Police Service at 807-684-1200. Should you wish to remain anonymous, any information regarding this incident can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit online at www.tipsubmit.com
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(THUNDER BAY, ON) - On May 1, 2018 officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a mischief…