Witnesses sought after hate-motivated graffiti found in park

Police are appealing for witnesses after hate-motivated graffiti was located in the
Town of Whitchurch- Stouffville.

On June 28, 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 which 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 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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