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Posted on Wednesday October 14, 2020

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hate Crime Unit and the #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are appealing for witnesses after hate-motivated graffiti was located in the City of Richmond Hill.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, police were called to Rouge Crescent Park, in the area of Yonge Street and Gamble Road, for a report of anti-Semitic and anti-Black graffiti. When officers arrived, they found that a bench had been vandalised near a soccer field.  

Investigators are asking any witnesses, anyone with information or anyone with video surveillance footage in that area, to please come forward.

York Regional Police does not tolerate hate crime in any form.  Those who victimize individuals based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or mental or physical disability will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Anyone with information can contact the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at