Police seek public’s help with graffiti and vandalism incidents
The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate a series of incidents that occurred in the community of Queensland between Friday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.
On Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at approximately 2 p.m., a passerby observed anti-Syrian and anti-Trudeau graffiti on Wilma Hansen Junior High School, located at 963 Queensland Drive S.E. The incident is believed to have occurred between Friday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 14.
On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., unknown offenders used an object to break two windows and sprayed graffiti tags in yellow paint on the exterior of Haultain Memorial Elementary School, located at 605 Queensland Drive S.E.
That same night, at approximately 1:30 a.m., unknown offenders attended the Queensland Community Association and Rink, located at 649 Queensland Drive S.E., and sprayed yellow paint on the south wall of the community hall, a nearby utility trailer, and a large storage container.
Later on the same night, at approximately 3:45 a.m., unknown offenders used an object to smash a number of windows at Wilma Hansen Junior High School.
Between approximately 4 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, and approximately 9:15 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, more anti-Syrian and anti-Trudeau graffiti was spray painted on Wilma Hansen Junior High School.
The Calgary Police Service takes the anti-Syrian and anti-Trudeau references seriously and is investigating accordingly. The Centralized General Investigative Section has taken over the investigation and has determined that the anti-Syrian and anti-Trudeau references will be investigated as hate crimes.
As a result of these incidents, area patrols have been increased.
Anyone who may have been in the area at the time or has information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
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