Release Date: June 29th, 2020 - 11:47am
Originator: Detective, Ron Wright, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2284
Contact: D/Constable, Samantha Coyshe, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2245
On June 23, 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service attended the area of Liptay Avenue and Colonel William Parkway in Oakville for a report of graffiti spray painted on the sidewalk at this intersection.
On June 28 2020, police attended Skipton Lane in Oakville for similar graffiti written on the sidewalk in chalk. During this incident, 4 individuals were observed walking on Skipton Lane and are believed to be involved in the incident. They are described as:
Suspect 1: male, late teens/early 20's, wearing a red hoodie style sweater.
Suspect 2: male, late teens/early 20's, wearing dark shorts and a dark t-shirt.
Suspect 3: male, late teens/early 20's, wearing a light coloured sweater or jacket and dark pants.
Suspect 4: male, late teens/early 20's, wearing dark coloured clothing.
Due to the nature of the graffiti this crime is being investigated as a hate motivated incident. The Halton Regional Police will not be releasing the details about the actual graffiti as doing so would further propagate the intended hateful message
We are appealing to the public to come forward with any information or security cam footage that would assist us in identifying the individuals responsible.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Samantha Coysh of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2245
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.