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Vandals strike another turbine site; Fifth wind development in the last month vandalized in Huron East  

Credit:  Steve Balkouras | October 24, 2014 | www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca ~~

Once again, there has been vandalism done to a wind turbine site in Huron County.

Huron OPP were lead to a wind turbine site located at Manley Line in Huron East.

Officers were notified of the vandalism Wednesday afternoon but investigators say the damage occurred sometime between the late hours of October 16th, and the early morning hours of October 17th.

Police say vandals tampered with a SpiderPlow boring machine, depositing debris into the hydraulic lines of the specialized equipment.

OPP say thousands of dollars of damage was done to the machine.

Investigators say, the vandals also attempted to damage other machines at the site by draining oil from the equipment.

Police say most of these mischief’s are taking place late at night or during the early morning hours.

This is the 5th incident of mischief against wind turbine sites in Huron County in the last month.

If you have any information on this crime contact Huron OPP or Crime Stoppers.

Source:  Steve Balkouras | October 24, 2014 | www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca

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