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UPDATE: Mischief Charges Laid in Memorial Vandalism

Jul 14, 2021

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On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Brantford Police received information from an alert citizen about a possible suspect in the investigation of the damage to the memorial at the Woodland Cultural Centre, which occurred July 10, 2021.  

Officers with the Brantford Police Service followed up on the tip and were able to positively identify the suspect.  

As a result of the investigation, a 38-year-old woman of Brantford has been charged with Mischief under $5,000 contrary to S. 430(4) of the Criminal Code.  The accused has been released from police custody with a future court date.

Members of the Brantford Police Service and Six Nations Police Service wish to thank the public for the support and assistance in sharing the original media release and surveillance photograph on social media, as this was instrumental in locating and identifying the person believed responsible for this crime.

Police Seek to Identify Suspect in Memorial Vandalism
July 12, 2021

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Services Patrol Section responded to the Woodland Cultural Centre on Mohawk Street, Brantford, after a report was received that damage to a memorial for the missing and deceased children from Residential Schools had occurred.

Upon arrival, police learned that a lone suspect attended the property sometime around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 and remained on scene over the next four hours.  The suspect caused damage to a number of items left to honour the child victims of the Residential School system by setting fire to them.

The Brantford Police Service are working alongside the Six Nations Police Service to investigate this act of vandalism. Both agencies condemn the criminal acts of the suspect, who is believed to have acted alone, and remain committed to holding them accountable for their actions.

Police are releasing a surveillance photo of the suspect with the hope that someone is able to identify the individual.

 suspect photo

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Det. Justin Torek of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2812 or Acting Det. Sgt. Justin Isaacs of the Six Nations Police Service at 519-445-2811.

Anonymous information can be provided to 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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