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Man charged following disturbance on Main Street Unionville

Police were called for a report of a suspect who had been yelling racial slurs targeting members of the Asian community
YRP crime scene police car
Supplied photo/York Regional Police

NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Hate Crime Unit and the #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 57-year-old man after he yelled racial slurs and damaged a vehicle.

On Friday, July 17, 2020, shortly before 8 p.m., police were called to Main Street Unionville for a report of a suspect who had been yelling racial slurs targeting members of the Asian community. When officers arrived they found a victim who advised that a man had been causing a disturbance on Main Street Unionville. When she confronted the man, he yelled at her and then scratched her car with a key.

Witnesses were able to assist officers with a direction of travel for the suspect and a short time later he was located. He was placed under arrest and has since been charged.

Charged:  

  • Neil Mitchell, 57, City of Markham

Charges:  

  • Cause disturbance 
  • Mischief under $5000

York Regional Police does not tolerate hate crime in any form. Those who victimize individuals based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or mental or physical disability will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Anyone with information can contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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