OPP Investigate Racially Offensive Graffiti In Brockton

OPP Investigate Racially Offensive Graffiti In Brockton

South Bruce OPP says it is investigating offensive graffiti discovered in Brockton.

Police say on Sept. 15 at 3:35 p.m., officers received a report about graffiti applied to an outbuilding at the soccer fields along East Ridge Road.

While OPP Constable Kevin Martin did not specify what exactly the graffiti was, he says it was racially offensive.

Police say it was applied between Sept. 8 and 14 using green spray paint, which has since been removed by staff.

“Graffiti is any writing, symbols or drawing applied to any surface without the property owner’s consent. Most acts of graffiti refer to hip-hop culture, but graffiti is also used by gangs and other extremists,” says the OPP. “Graffiti negatively impacts a community’s beautification. The removal or repair costs can be expensive, but it must be removed. Graffiti left unchallenged suggests a community that is apathetic about its appearance and most often leads to more graffiti being applied.”

Police say graffiti can be considered mischief and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.

OPP ask anyone with information to call them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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