On August 29th the Saugeen Shores Police Service’s Criminal Investigations and Drugs (CID) branch commenced an investigation into a hate motivated crime in Port Elgin.
The PRIDE rainbow crosswalk, located on Gustavus St adjacent to Saugeen District Senior School, was damaged. Drivers had intentionally spun the tires of their vehicles causing damage to the crosswalk by leaving “burn-out” marks.
Investigators identified two persons responsible for damage to the crosswalk that occurred on August 26th .
Two Saugeen Shores, men aged 18 years and 19 years, were arrested and charged with, Mischief Under $5000 – Criminal Code Section 430(4) The 19 year old man was also charged with, Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt Highway Traffic Act 172(1).
Investigators from the CID know that there are more incidents of mischief to the crosswalk and are seeking public assistance to identify the culprits.
If you have any information on this crime please call the Saugeen Shores Police Service at 519-832-2500 or report anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).