Calgary, AB,

Police seeking information on graffiti and arson incident

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance for information in relation to graffiti found on a car that was subsequently set on fire.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, police were patrolling the 5900 block of 22 Avenue N.E. when officers noted smoke and fire coming from a parked vehicle. The Calgary Fire Department was deployed and put out the fire.

Upon further investigation, the 2008 BMW 328i was found to have been vandalized. The words ‘white power’ were painted on the hood of the car, a swastika on the driver’s side door, and the numbers ‘666’ were found on the passenger side of the car. All were tagged in white spray paint.

Investigators are seeking information on a motive and note that this incident is being investigated as a hate crime. As is customary, information about the owner of the car cannot be shared.

Photos of the vehicle are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Anonymous tips can be left through Crime Stoppers:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case #17401733/3994