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Accused in Greenfield equipment destruction released on bail

An East Mountain man accused of being involved in the destruction of heavy equipment at a Greenfield gravel pit will return to court on Nov. 22.
An East Mountain man accused of being involved in the destruction of heavy equipment at a Greenfield gravel pit will return to court on Nov. 22.

TRURO, N.S. – An East Mountain man who is accused of being involved in the destruction of $500,000 worth of heavy equipment and other items at a Greenfield gravel pit is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 22.

Blake Christopher Boomer, 19, of Pictou Road, was released from custody on Monday on a court recognizance after being charged with mischief in the willful damage of a rock crusher and front-end loader that were destroyed late Sunday night.

The windows were also broken out of an excavator and another loader had severe damage to the cab. A weigh-scale, scale house and portable toilet were also completely destroyed.

A 16-year-old male from Greenfield and a 17-year-old male from Onslow Mountain, who cannot be named under provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, were also held in custody overnight and released following bail hearings on Monday.

They are scheduled to appear at different dates in November.

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