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UPDATE: Two teens accused of spray painting 'hateful and vulgar language'

Early on Saturday, May 18, multiple cars, street signs and residences were damaged in a Welland neighbourhood
Niagara Regional Police Service file photo

Update: June 4

Two Welland teens have been arrested after ‘hateful and vulgar language’ was spray painted on multiple cars, street signs, and residences in Welland last month.

Two 14-year-old males have been charged with mischief under $5,000. In addition, one of the teens is charged with disobeying the order of a court.

“Both were held in custody pending a bail hearing that was expected to take place at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street in the City of St. Catharines,” said Niagara Regional Police in a news release.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 906-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1009702.”

Original release: May 18

On Saturday May 18 2024, at approximately 7:40am, 3 District (Welland/Pelham) uniform officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service attended the area of Bradley Avenue and Sauer Avenue in the City of Welland in response to a property damage call.

Investigation revealed that between the hours of 1:00am and 2:00am, unknown suspects damaged multiple cars, street signs, and residences with spray paint. 

The damage consisted of hateful and vulgar language.

Officers are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects and obtaining any information related to the incident.

Anyone who may have video footage in the area of Bradley Avenue and Sauer Avenue or in the area of Hildred Street, between the hours of 12:00am and 5:00am or dash cam footage is asked to contact police.

Anyone who may have been in the area and has information is asked to contact officers at 905-688-4111, option 3 ext. 1009702.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477 (tel:1-800-222-8477) (tel:1-800-222-8477 (tel:1-800-222-8477)).  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.