On June 5, 2019 the Halton Regional Police Service in Ontario issued the following press release:
Police Seeking Information Related to Hate Crimes in the City of Burlington
Police are seeking public assistance to identify the persons responsible for displaying hate-motivated messages at six locations in the City of Burlington since May 21, 2019. See photos attached.
The first known incident occurred on May 21, 2019 near Dundas Street and Guelph Line, and involved a note being left on a private vehicle that included a hate-motivated racist message.
The second incident occurred on May 23, 2019 and involved an Anti-Semitic poster that was placed on a traffic post.
The next incident occurred on May 26, 2019 when hate propaganda was placed on a number of vehicles in the parking lot of a church near Mainway and Walkers Line.
On May 30, 2019, a complainant reported to police that an Anti-Semitic message was written on their vehicle in marker.
Some time between June 1 and June 2, 2019, Anti-Semitic imagery was found posted on the front doors of the Burlington Art Gallery.
In the most recent known incident, Anti-Semitic imagery was found posted on the front doors of Burlington City Hall on the morning of June 2, 2019.
The Halton Regional Police Service condemns any/all such incidents that impact or erode the community’s sense of safety and well-being.