For the Town of Alberton, it couldn’t have happened at a much more inappropriate time. Late at night on July 21 a half-ton truck was seen and heard squealing tires up and down Main Street.
The RCMP was called but the truck left the area just before a patrol car arrived.
The marks from the activity, however, remained clearly visible.
During the monthly meeting of Alberton Town Council Monday night, Chief Administrative Officer Susan Wallace-Flynn, said she received more complaints on July 23 about that one incident than she did the previous two months combined. The complaints continued to flow in the following day.
“The complaints and concerns were about embarrassment to the town since the next day (July 22) was the DiverseCity Multicultural event which attracted many people,” she reported. She told Council she was stuck for an answer on July 24 when Communities in Bloom judges asked how the marks got there and about policing for the town.
Wallace-Flynn said some callers even wanted the person responsible to be made to clean off the marks with a toothbrush.
The monthly RCMP report indicated the incident remains under investigation and that two surveillance videos are being examined for evidence.