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Damaged lines affect 911 service in Summerland

Police have responded to reports of damage to utilities in the community

Summerland RCMP members are investigating damage to utility equipment that has affected the ability to call 911 from landlines in Summerland.

Over the last four weeks, police in Summerland have responded to complaints from utility service providers about mischief to internet and television equipment.

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The suspect or suspects have caused more than $10,000 worth of damage – but more importantly, the ability to call 911 from landline phones is jeopardized until the damage can be repaired.

“Summerland RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance for any information that may lead to the identification of a suspect,” said Cpl. Sean Hall of Summerland RCMP. “Keeping the 911 lines up and running is our number one priority.”

Anyone with information about this damage is asked to call the Summerland RCMP at 250-494-7416 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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