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Nictaux man, youth arrested in Middleton skate park vandalism case


Published on September 6, 2017

Rotary Raceway Park in Middleton was the scene of vandalism in the wee hours of July 20 when culprits drove a car into the bowl of the all-wheel driving park, ruined grass on the soccer field, damage a grad stand, and tagged the interior of the pavilion. These photos were taken the next morning by town staff. Police have arrested a Nictaux man and a youth.

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MIDDLETON - Two people have been arrested and charged with theft of a vehicle and damage to the all-wheel riding park and Rotary Park – and police say the public helped solve the crimes.

Nathan John Ells, 19 of Nictaux has been charged and will be attending court at a later date, said Annapolis District RCMP. A youth, who can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has also been charged and face a future court appearance.

Sometime overnight on July 20 subjects entered Rotary Park and started a stock car that had been left inside the fence from the previous weekend’s Heart of the Valley Festival activities. Once operational, the car was driven on the field tearing up the grass, then ran into the fencing damaging several poles. The car then entered the new concrete skating bowl damaging some of the concrete before getting stuck.

There was extensive damage to the new community skate park that had been officially opened the weekend before.

Police said they will be seeking restitution for the damage to the skate park.

In a statement, RCMP thanked the general public for their assistance in solving the crime.