Police arrest a vandal for graffiti done at St. Raphaels Church on New Street.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON. July 26, 2013  Very early in July, the St. Raphaels Church located on New Street was vandalized by two suspects.  Damage to the church included anti-religion and profane writings on both the doors and windows.

 On Thursday, Halton Regional Police Service, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Patrick GRAY, a 21-year-old male from Burlington for one count of mischief under $5000.  GRAY was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with Conditions and is scheduled to appear in Milton court in August 2013.

Use of Social Media helped police find and arrest a vandal.

 The wider community was able to assist the police using social media and Twitter accounts to help the police make their arrest.  Graffiti is a community issue and it is partnership between the Police and the community that will help us address this issue.

 Anyone with information related to this investigation or other acts of vandalism is encouraged to contact the Three District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext 2316, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting ‘Tip201’ with your message to 274637(crimes).

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