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Owen Sound Police Service

For Immediate Release


Gichi-name-wiikwedong Bridge and Dedication Plaque Vandalized

On Saturday May 4, 2024 at approximately 2:00 a.m. Owen Sound Police were notified by a concerned citizen that a person was spray painting graffiti in the area of the inner harbour in downtown Owen Sound. 

Officers were able to respond quickly to the area and witnessed a male spray painting an electrical box along the west harbor wall.  The man attempted to flee from an officer but was caught and arrested.  The man was in found in possession of items used to paint graffiti. 

A subsequent investigation uncovered numerous locations that were tagged in this incident including prominent painting on the pillars of the Gichi-name-wiikwedong Bridge, as well as its dedication plaque, along with other buildings, signs and a bus shelter in the area.    

An 18-year-old Owen Sound man faces criminal charges of Mischief as a result of the incident and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date in May, 2024. 

If you have any information about this crime or would like to report graffiti (variations of the letters LAB0 with an arrow) similar to the attached photographs, please contact Constable Jex #203 at 519-376-1234.

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