2 males arrested for fire hydrant mischief
Part of fire hydrant dropped from overpass onto vehicle carrying 2 children
RCMP have arrested two people in connection with the dropping of a metal object from an overpass onto a vehicle, and opening multiple fire hydrants in Tracadie-Sheila.
A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old male were arrested on April 16, Cpl. Scott Myles stated in a news release.
The metal object was part of a fire hydrant and was thrown from the overpass on Chemin Dignard April 9. It crashed through the windshield of a vehicle travelling northbound on Route 11 about 10 p.m.
Four people — including two children — were in the vehicle. There were no injuries, but the vehicle was extensively damaged.
The part of the hydrant was believed to have been taken from one of four that had been tampered with in the Tracadie-Sheila Industrial Park earlier that evening.
Both males, from the Tracadie-Sheila area, have been released on conditions, said Myles. Charges are expected, he said.
There was a massive loss of water to the community water supply system when the hydrants were damaged.