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BPS investigate hate-motivated vandalism, seek public information

Oct 3, 2022

#22-40342, 22-40343, 22-40344, 22-40348, 22-40351, 22-40352, 22-40356, 22-40362, 22-40383, 22-40395 

The Brantford Police Service are investigating a number of reports of hate-motivated vandalism and are seeking information from the public in an effort to identify the suspect(s) responsible.

Between the hours of 10:00 P.M., Friday, September 30, 2022, and 9:00 A.M., Saturday, October 1, 2022, a number of vehicles parked on several city streets were vandalized with hate-motivated graffiti. 

Reports were received from residents on the following streets:  
 Buffalo Street – two vehicles
 Darling Street
 Dufferin Ave
 Terrace Hill Street
 Banks Street
 Dundee Street
 Burwell Street – two vehicles
 Wilkes Street

Hate-motivated crimes not only affect individual victims, but also negatively impact the community at large. 

These types of crimes have consequences that reach far beyond a specific incident and are particularly concerning because they can foster community unrest. The Brantford Police Service is invested in the betterment of our community and works diligently to provide a safe and inclusive community for all of Brantford’s residents.

Investigators are asking any members of the public who reside close to or were near the location(s) of the incident, and who have not already done so, to review any video surveillance footage which may have captured the suspect(s). Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Ryan Groen at 519-756-7050 ext. 2206.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: 

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