A disturbing trend has reared its ugly head in Drumheller once again this summer.
Someone is going around town, at least in the Greentree, Huntington and other Drumheller neighborhoods, and keying or otherwise damaging vehicles.
Drumhelleronline.com ran a story just a week ago on a spate of vandalism that saw about a dozen vehicles vandalised on the night of July 19.
Earlier this week, there was another report.
"There's no logical explanation for people to cause damage to someone else's property like this," stated Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles of the Drumheller RCMP. "It's immature, it's childish and it's just very frustrating for both the police and, of course, the victims."
"This kind of behaviour shouldn't be occuring here in Drumheller, but I guess there are some individuals whose maturity level is not where it should be, their civilization level is not where it should be and this is the result," he added.
The latest reported case occured in East Coulee on the night of Sunday, July 23 and resulted in scratched paint, slashed tires and a smashed windshield for a resident's new truck.
While he would love to catch the people responsible, Staff Sergeant Charles admits it's a lot easier said than done.
"A lot of times these can be difficult for us to solve unless someone sees them or we catch them with surveillance video," he admitted. "Hopefully, we're going to try to get some resolution out of this if we can appeal to the public: if they see anything, call the police."
The office number for the Drumheller detachment is 403-823-7590. The number for Crimestoppers, where you don't have to give your name, is 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). If you see a possible crime in progress, call 911.