Hamilton, Ontario,
10
October
2019
|
20:12
America/New_York

Police make arrests in Hate Based Graffiti at Hamilton Synagogue

Hamilton Police Detectives and the Hate Crime Unit continue to investigate the hate biased graffiti incident at the Beth Jacob Synagogue. Two males have been charged in relation to the incident.

As a result of efforts by Hamilton Police detectives, four males have been identified in the graffiti incident.

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, two males, both 19-years-of-age were arrested and interviewed. Their roles in the incident were established and they were subsequently released unconditionally.

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, Hamilton Police arrested two additional males, both 19-years-of-age. They have been charged with Mischief Under $5000.00 in relation to the incident.

CHARGED

  • Blake Trautman, 19-years-of-age, from Hamilton
  • Court date- November 7, 2019

CHARGE

  • Mischief under $5000

CHARGED

  • Liam Greaves, 19-years-of-age, from Hamilton
  • Court date- November 5, 2019

CHARGE

  • Mischief under $5000

Reporting hate crimes and incidents is an important step in stopping the cycle of hatred and preventing others from being victimized. It is also important for police to be aware of hate crime so that analysis can be done to ensure appropriate actions are taken and resources put in place.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Chambers by calling 905-546-3833.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com