The Halton Regional Police Service has issued the following clarification regarding an incident June 22, 2020. HRPS was called to attend St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery in Oakville for graffiti to a monument in the cemetery.
The initial information collected by investigators indicated that the graffiti may have been hate-motivated, targeting the identifiable group of Ukrainians in general, or Ukrainian members of this cultural centre. At no time did the Halton Regional Police Service consider that the identifiable group targeted by the graffiti was Nazis.
We regret any hurt caused by misinformation that suggests that the Service in any way supports Nazism.
The investigation continues and we will provide an update via media release when it reaches a conclusion.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact our 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2215. Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.