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Youth graffiti on the rise

February 2, 2017
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January 23 - 29, 2017

Weekly Incidents 119

January 23:

11:05 am police arrested a 17 year old Saugeen Shores youth on a bail violation. He was held in custody.

11:36 am police responded to graffiti on the Port Elgin Water Tower. Police are investigating.

11:55 am police responded to the All Seasons Motel on Goderich St to a report of a theft of a flat screen television. Police are investigating.

10:28 pm police conducted RIDE in Port Elgin, no liquor violations, one Highway Traffic Act warning.

January 24:

8:03 am police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Cutter Rd. A driver reversed out of a private drive and struck another vehicle traveling on the road. No injuries.

4:52 pm police conducted RIDE in Saugeen Township, no violations.

5:25 pm police conducted RIDE in Southampton, no liquor violations, and three Highway Traffic Act warnings were given.

January 27:

11:32 am police responded to a motor vehicle collision where a vehicle backed from a private drive and collided with a vehicle on Hwy 21. Minor damage no injuries.

January 28:

2:14 pm police conducted RIDE in Saugeen Township, Southampton and Port Elgin, no liquor violations, five Highway Traffic Act warnings were given.

4:42 pm police responded to the Barnes St area to a report of graffiti spray painted on a building. Grey, silver, purple and white spray paint was used to spray various vulgar words including what is considered a hate crime the letters KKK. Three youth aged 14, 15 and 16 years were found to be responsible and have agreed on a diversion program as opposed to being charged and going to court.

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January 29:

9:50 pm police conducted RIDE in Port Elgin. One driver was required to provide a breath sample and passed, another received a Highway Traffic Act warning.

From the Chief's Desk

"We have had a rise in incidents of youth spray-painting graffiti in Saugeen Shores. This is not just one group of youth that is responsible. So far we have been able to identify the youth and have remedial measures put in place. Parents why not have a chat with your kids about the harm this type of activity causes both in the damage to property and the message it sends."

Dan Rivett

Chief of Police



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