Ottawa Police Charge KATHERINE SPERO Mischief at St. Patrick’s Basilica JUNE 12, 2017

Ottawa Woman Charged for Mischief and Disturbing Religious Worship


(Ottawa) — On June 9, 2017, a 52 year-old Ottawa woman was charged with breach of a judicial release and disturbing a religious worship. This was in relation to mischief and a causing a disturbance charges stemming from an April 30, 2017, incident.

On April 30, 2017, it is alleged that Katherine SPERO entered a place of worship on the 200 block of Kent Street, Ottawa, where she began to scream and caused damages to a religious statue.

On June 9, 2017, SPERO was charged for another mischief incident that occurred at the same location on January 30, 2017. Once again, it is alleged that Katherine SPERO broke parts of statues representing religious figures.

SPERO attended show cause court on June 10, 2017. Her next court appearance is June 22, 2017.

The Ottawa Police Service is looking for witnesses who may have been present on the dates the offences took place. Any information can be forwarded to Cst. Kevin Bradley at 613-236-1222 ext. 5450.

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