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Vandals cause $500K in damage at Nova Scotia construction site

RCMP say there was an estimated $500,000 in damages done to a construction site in Greenfield, N.S. The photo here shows the loader and rock crushed amidst a pile of rubble.
RCMP say there was an estimated $500,000 in damages done to a construction site in Greenfield, N.S. The photo here shows the loader and rock crushed amidst a pile of rubble. Provided/ RCMP

Three Nova Scotia teenagers have been arrested after $500,000 in damage was done to heavy equipment in Colchester County.

RCMP responded to a mischief complaint at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday at a construction site in a gravel pit in Greenfield, N.S.

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Police say a rock crusher and front-end loader were destroyed, the windows on an excavator were broken and a loader had severe damage to the cab.

A weigh scale, scale house and portable toilet were also destroyed.

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Officers used a police dog team and found three suspects in the nearby woods.

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A 19-year-old man from East Mountain, a 16-year-old male from Greenfield and a 17-year-old male from Onslow Mountain were held in custody overnight and scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court on Monday.