The West District RCMP is asking for the public's assistance after someone caused major damage to a government vehicle in Bedell, near Woodstock.

Sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, an attempt was made to "hot-wire" a truck belonging to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure at its facility in Bedell. Constable Jonathan Lirette of the Woodstock Detachment said the truck was left on scene but was severely damaged as a result of the tampering.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Woodstock RCMP at 506-325-3000 or their local police.

Information can also be provided anonymously through New Brunswick Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by Secure Web Tips at