Kingston Police seek public assistance in hate-based graffiti investigation

Kingston Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects behind hate-fuelled graffiti spray-painted on a local school at the end of August.

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According to police, the incident occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, when the suspect or suspects engaged in the mischievous act of graffitiing a school property on Norman Rogers Drive, in the Calvin Park neighbourhood of central Kingston. There are multiple schools on Norman Rogers Drive, however, police did not specify which school was targeted with the graffiti.

Police were notified of the “harassing and threatening graffiti, which included hate-based symbols and racial slurs being spray-painted on the exterior of the school,” as well as on the play structures on the school property, Kingston Police said in a press release on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.

Now, police are asking members of the public who may be able to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the “abhorrent hate-motivated offences” to come forward. Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect(s) behind it is asked to contact Detective Stefan Walker at 613-549-4660 ext. 6332, or via email at [email protected].

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