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Police investigating hate-motivated graffiti in Whitchurch-Stouffville dog park

The graffiti included anti-Semitic and anti-Black messages and images, along with profanities, police say
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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 are appealing for witnesses after hate-motivated graffiti was located in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, shortly before 10 a.m., York Regional Police responded to a dog park at Sam’s Way and Rougeview Avenue for a report of graffiti that included some anti-Semitic and anti-Black messages and images, along with a number of other drawings and profanities.

Investigators are asking any witnesses, anyone with information or anyone with dashcam or video surveillance footage in that area, to please come forward.

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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