UPDATE: OPP investigating mischief to cell towers in eastern Ontario

UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 24, 2022):

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the above images and are seeking assistance from the public to identify a suspect in connection with damage done to cell phone towers across the region.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, the OPP shared that they are investigating damaged cell towers across eastern Ontario. The East Region Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and with assistance from the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Ontario Fire Marshall, continue to investigate multiple mischiefs and fires in which 20 different cell phone towers have been targeted, the OPP said in a media release dated Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.

OPP are asking anyone who observes or has observed anything suspicious at or near a cell tower, to please contact police immediately.

Anyone with information relating to these occurrences is asked to the OPP tip line at 1-844-677-9400. Those who wish to remain anonymous, may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) where callers may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000, or can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

Original article:

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) across eastern Ontario are actively investigating damaged cell towers across the region. They are asking anyone that observes anything suspicious at or near a cell tower to contact police immediately.

In response to inquiries from Kingstonist as to what kind of damage has been done and to how many towers, Acting Sgt. Erin Cranton of the East Region OPP said she was currently unable to release any further information “in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.”

“Our focus at this time is finding those responsible for these incidents and we are asking the public to be additional eyes in their communities. If anyone sees suspicious activity around cell tower sites, call the OPP immediately,” Cranton said.

Anyone with information relating to these occurrences is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) where callers may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

2 thoughts on “UPDATE: OPP investigating mischief to cell towers in eastern Ontario

  • Those images look like 2 different people- 1 male and the other female- even though they have similar hats, the jackets look different

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