Mississauga man charged in relation to graffiti incidents
A 58-year-old Mississauga man has been charged in connection with 26 counts of mischief Over $5,000 and 19 counts of mischief Under $5,000, according to a Peel Regional Police statement.
The man was arrested by the City of Mississauga’s Transit Enforcement unit and turned over to Peel Regional Police following investigations conducted by police and the city’s security department into a series of graffiti incidents said to contain “derogatory references to Muslims.”
The accused man was released with a court date scheduled for January 2019.
“The suspect was arrested based on the efforts of a great team work between our Crime Prevention Team and the Transit Enforcement Officers,” said City of Mississauga director of security Silvia Fraser in an email to Canadian Security.
Peel Regional Police said they will consult with the Attorney General’s Office in regards to laying hate crime charges.