Hate crime investigation into vandalism at Bradford home

Police say homophobic graffiti was spray-painted on vehicles and a front door

South Simcoe Police say they are investigating an incident of hate-related vandalism in Bradford.

Police say they went to a home in the area of Walker Avenue and Morris Road on Sunday for a report of damage to two vehicles and a front door. Once on scene, officers learned the two vehicles in the driveway and the front door had been spray-painted with homophobic graffiti. The windows and tires of the vehicles were also damaged. There were no physical injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses and security or dash camera footage as the investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone who can assist police with this investigation is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Kai Johnson at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141, extension #1040, kai.johnson@southsimcoepolice.ca or Crime Stoppers.

“South Simcoe Police Service takes all reported hate-motivated crime very seriously and thoroughly investigates all allegations of this nature. We will not tolerate hate in our communities. We encourage residents to report any incident that is motivated by hate or bias,” said police in a news release.

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