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Sign theft at Gallery on the Bay in Ardenby Jeff Green
Judith Versavel of Gallery on the Bay in Arden has been the target of what seems to be senseless acts of vandalism this summer. Her gallery is located at the end of Willet Lane, and in the interest of saving potential customers from driving down her lane when she is not open for business, she has placed small open and closed signs on the signs she already has on the Arden Road. These open and closed signs have been vandalised and stolen on a number of occasions. On August 1, permanent "closed/open" signs were made and attached to the gallery signs on Arden Road. At the end of the day, one of them was missing.
Judith Versavel has contacted the OPP and they are investigating the vandalism. “Running a business in these times is hard enough without having someone causing extra cost and frustration,” said Versavel about the crimes, which have marred an otherwise excellent relationship with the local community.
“We have are wonderful community, and this is one of those stupid things that keep happening,” she said “and I really have no idea why I am being targeted. It is adding stress to my summer for sure.
Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to contact the Lanark County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 613-279-2195. You are reminded that you can call Lanark County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to provide your name or testify in court and if your information leads to an arrest you can qualify for a cash reward.