Stettler brewery entrance damaged

In the early morning of Tues. Nov. 19, the Growler Guy brewery entrance was severely damaged after a white Dodge pickup truck backed into the property. RCMP are still investigating. Photo courtesy of Dan Hiller.

Another Stettler business is cleaning up after vandals backed into the Growler Guy brewery’s front entrance, leaving nothing but broken glass and bent aluminium framework.

Owner Dan Hiller believes the total damage may be worth up to $10,000 once everything is said and done.

At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Tues. Nov. 19., the white late 90s, early 2000’s Dodge truck backed into the entrance of the business before taking off.

It is believed to have a damaged passenger side tail light.

“They didn’t enter and come into the premises but yeah, caused a lot of damage,” said Hiller.

Hiller is worried this incident will be too much for the three-month-old business to withstand.

“Tough to keep your head above water when this crap goes on,” said Hiller.

“You never expect it to happen to you but like I say, you either get mad and you want to stomp your feet and cry but what do you do? You put your head down, butt up and work harder.”

Hiller is thankful for the community support he has received already.

“We’ve got a good community that we are always around,” he said.

A couple of businesses along Railway Avenue were reported to have damage as well but RCMP is still investigating the matter at this time.

Video surveillance has been submitted.

RCMP Update (3:25 p.m., Nov. 19) 

A vehicle approached at least two businesses in Stettler and caused damage to them.

Used at one of the locations was an axe that broke when a male suspect attempted to break a window.

The second location appears to have been backed into the vehicle.

Involved in this incident are at least three people: two males and one female.

One male and the female remained in the vehicle while the second male broke a window with the axe.

If anyone has information regarding these suspects, they are asked to contact the Stettler RCMP Detachment at 403-742-3382 or their local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

 

Terri Huxley

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