Hamilton Police Make an Arrest in Waterdown Pride Flag Theft

Hamilton Police Hate-Crime Unit make an arrest in theft of 2S&LGBTQIA+ pride flag from Waterdown residence.

On Thursday, August 16, 2021, shortly after 10:30p.m., an unknown youth male walked up the driveway of a Waterdown residence and removed a 2S&LGBTQIA+ pride flag, which was hanging over the garage. The youth male then threw the flag on the ground and proceeded to stomp on it, eventually leaving the area with the flag.

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.



  • 15-years-old

            male of Hamilton

  • Theft Under $5000

As the charges are before the courts no additional information will be released.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Hate-Crime Unit Detective Fabiano Mendes by calling 905-546-5678.

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

Hate crime in Hamilton is not acceptable. Left unchecked, hate crime can have a far reaching impact on communities. Hate crimes can be reported online.