CFN – Kingston Police detectives are seeking information and asking for assistance in relation to vandalism that occurred at the Islamic Centre of Kingston over the weekend.
Sometime after 8:30 p.m. on the night of Friday, November 21, and prior to 6:00 a.m. in the morning of Saturday, November 22 a suspect or suspects threw beer and alcohol bottles at the Centre, located at 1477 Sydenham Road, breaking two windows and a glass partition to one of the doors in the process.
Additionally, religious symbols were drawn in the snow close to broken bottles, footprints and nearby tire tracks made at the scene. Kingston Police attended the Centre Saturday morning, spoke to the administration of the Islamic Society of Kingston, seized potential evidence for analysis and took photographs. Beer bottles found on scene were of the brands Coors Light, Molson Canadian, and Bud Light. The vodka bottle was a Smirnoff brand.
Police are looking for persons of interest and are hoping concerned citizens may recall known associates who drink these brands of alcohol, would have been out Friday night or early Saturday morning in a vehicle, and have either made reference to this incident or have shown intolerance or prejudice against the Muslim community.
Anyone with information is please asked to contact Detective Cam Gough at 613-549-4660 ext 6273 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be left through the Kingston Police MyPD app that can be downloaded at www.kpf.ca, or via a private message to the Kingston Police Facebook Page.
Kingston Police take these matters seriously and will not condone or tolerate actions that infringe upon the well-being, safety, security and feelings of inclusion within our community. Those responsible face the potential of being charged criminally with Mischief to a religious property.
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