Police are investigating vandalism at the Ripley Wind Farm along Sideroad 25 in Huron Twp.
Police were called to the scene just before 2 p.m. on Thursday. Officers viewed what had been applied to the turbine tower, but did not detail what was written in an OPP release.
Instead, the South-Bruce OPP described graffiti as “any writing, symbols or drawing applied to any surface without the owner’s consent. Most acts of graffiti make reference to hip-hop culture, but graffiti is also used by gangs and other extremists. Graffiti negatively impacts a community’s beautification.”
Police also said that while it can be expensive to remove graffiti, it is absolutely necessary. Left unchallenged, it “suggests a community is apathetic about its appearance and often leads to more graffiti being applied.”
Applying graffiti is a criminal code offence called mischief, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.
If you know anything about this act of mischief that could assist police, call 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).