Police Investigate Mischief to Sir John A. Macdonald Statue
Hamilton Police continue to investigate an overnight act of mischief to the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Gore Park. Area residents and anybody passing through the location early Monday morning are asked to check their surveillance cameras for suspicious activity and to contact police.
On Monday, November 9, 2020, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Hamilton Police received a report regarding mischief to the Sir John A. Macdonald Statue located in Gore Park, 1 Hughson Street South. Once on scene, police noted the statue was primarily covered in red paint. The immediate area was cordoned off and City of Hamilton officials were contacted. The area was processed and the statue was cleaned.
Detectives from the Central Division Criminal Investigations Branch have reviewed the information gathered and now believe that between 1:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning, a handful of people were involved in a disturbance in the area of the statue.
The investigation remains ongoing as efforts are focused on identifying the individuals responsible for the crime.
Investigators are asking anyone who was driving through the area at the time and area residents to check their surveillance cameras for any suspicious activity and to contact Detective Constable Kevin Jones by calling 905-546-3821 or Detective Sergeant Dave Oleniuk 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