Release Date: June 23rd, 2020 - 11:14am
Originator: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 905 825 4899
Contact: D/Constable, Brett Yates, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2216
On Monday June 22, 2020 Halton Regional Police Service officers attended St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Oakville for a report of vandalism. Investigators have determined a monument in the cemetery was vandalized with spray paint sometime between Friday June 19 and Sunday June 21, 2020.
Due to the nature of the graffiti this crime is being investigated as a hate motivated offence.
We are appealing to the public to come forward with any information that would assist us in determining the person(s) responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216 or the on-duty 2 District Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4747 ext. 2210.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Police will not be releasing images of the graffiti to the media or further spreading the suspect's message by confirming what text was painted on the monument.