Rash of Pride vandalism plagues area

PERTH-WELLINGTON – Wellington County and Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are actively investigating a rash of mischiefs in the Township of Mapleton, Municipality of North Perth and the Town of Minto.

Between June 1 and June 13, a number of Pride decorations and flags were destroyed at schools, on streets and at a business.

On June 4 at approximately 10 p.m., unknown suspects damaged several Pride ribbons that decorated light standards on Main Street in Palmerston.

On June 12 at approximately 11 p.m., unknown suspects damaged a Pride flag at a business on Mitchell Street South in Listowel and a Pride flag at a school in Listowel.

Sometime between June 10-13, unknown suspects damaged a Pride flag at a Drayton school, at a Harriston school in Minto, and at a Moorefield school in Mapleton Township.

And most recently on June 13, police received a report that unknown suspects had damaged pride ribbons that decorated light standards in both Palmerston and Harriston in the Town of Minto.

If you can help police with this investigation or if you have been a victim of this type of crime please contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online by visiting www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.