Two residents of Highlands East have been charged with a variety of offences following the recovery of stolen items worth $80000.The OPP East Region’s street crime unit executed warrants at a residence on Squirrel Lane on June 11 and 18 recovering stolen property including ATVs watercraft kayaks generators a hot tub electronics power and hand tools and a picnic table./Submitted photo

Police investigate park vandalism

On July 16 shortly before 3 p.m. officers from the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the OPP received a report of mischief in Head Lake Park in Haliburton.

Investigation has revealed that sometime between the evening hours on July 14 to the early morning hours on July 16 an unknown person or persons damaged and spray painted an enclosed utility trailer. They also damaged several pieces of playground equipment and removed approximately ei ght solar lights from the pathway in the park.

Police are continuing to investigate and are requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122 or 705-286-1431. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.