Kingston Police seek to identify person behind anti-Semitic/anti-LGBTQ+ flyer

Kingstonist file photo.

Update (Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022):
In response to inquiries from Kingstonist, Kingston Police have disclosed that there was no surveillance video to be obtained of the incident. Additionally, Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, indicated that police waited over a month before requesting public assistance in this case because “police would have been pursuing other avenues of investigation” before the case was referred to the Kingston Police Media Relations Office.

Original article (Monday, Oct. 17, 2022):
Kingston Police are seeking public assistance in identifying an individual who left “an anti-Semitic flyer” on an unattended vehicle parked in a west-end parking lot.

According to police, the incident occurred in the parking lot of the RioCan Centre, located at 636 Gardiners Road. The victim had parked their vehicle at this location on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, and the flyer would have been placed on the vehicle sometime between 12 and 5 p.m. the same date, Kingston Police said in a press release on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.

“The flyer contained not only anti-Semitic language but also anti-2SLGBTQIA+ rhetoric,” Kingston Police said, noting that the complainant did not observe any other vehicles in the immediate area with similar flyers on them.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Detective Stefan Walker at 613-549-4660 ext. 6332, or via email at [email protected].

“Additionally, if you or someone you know has recently received such a flyer anywhere else throughout the City of Kingston, please contact Kingston Police,” police said.

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