Some detailed pictures on hate crime suspect - can you help identify the young man police want to interview?

Crime 100By Pepper Parr

June 14th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

An update on those terrible hate messages that were seen at six locations in the City of Burlington since May 21, 2019.

The Halton Regional Police Service need your help in identifying the person(s) responsible for displaying hate-motivated images at various locations in Burlington. New photographs of one person of interest have been obtained.

hate facing side angle

The high quality visuals will help identify this young man – if you recognize the face – call the police or Crime Stoppers.

hate solid face frontal

Do you know this young man – he needs help before he does something dangerous to someone. Hate has a way of spiraling out of control.

That person of interest is described as: male, white, 18-25 years of age, average build, wearing blue jeans, Under Armour Jacket, Adidas running shoes, grey t-shirt and wearing an Adidas grey/orange/black backpack.

Also observed at one incident wearing a blue baseball cap.

hate backpack

Is the back pack familiar? Could it belong to someone in your family. Help them get the help they need. Call the police before the suspect does anything worse.

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating these offences as hate crimes that willfully promote hatred. We are appealing to the public to come forward with any information that would assist us in determining the person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jared McLeod at 905-825-4777 ext. 2385 or the on-duty 3 District Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4777 ext. 2310.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

The first known incident occurred on May 21, 2019 near Dundas Street and Guelph Line, and involved a note being left on a private vehicle that included a hate-motivated racist message.

The second incident occurred on May 23, 2019 and involved an Anti-Semitic poster that was placed on a traffic post.

The next incident occurred on May 26, 2019 when hate propaganda was placed on a number of vehicles in the parking lot of a church near Mainway and Walkers Line.

On May 30, 2019, a complainant reported to police that an Anti-Semitic message was written on their vehicle in marker.

Sometime between June 1 and June 2, 2019, Anti-Semitic imagery was found posted on the front doors of the Burlington Art Gallery.

In the most recent known incident, Anti-Semitic imagery was found posted on the front doors of Burlington City Hall on the morning of June 2, 2019.

There is a bit of an upside – the quality of the videos is very high – investing in good equipment is well worth the cost- it proves to be a strong deterrent.

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