Police in Belleville, Ont., have been looking into a series of thefts on the streets that could have been very dangerous to the public.
Someone has been stealing sewer grates and maintenance covers.
They are heavy to move, and there’s money to be made if they’re sold as scrap.
Haig Road, Farley Avenue and the Foster Ward Community Centre on St. Paul Street are just a few of the areas where maintenance covers and catch basin lids were removed and stolen.
“I believe they occurred over two nights earlier this week,” says Belleville CAO Rod Bovay.
“They were discovered by staff early in the morning.”