Man in custody for mischief to Owen Sound Mosque

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An Owen Sound man is in custody awaiting a bail hearing Tuesday after a police investigation into recent mischief incidents at the Owen Sound Muslim Association Mosque and an east side restaurant.

Food Items, including eggs, were thrown at the Mosque on two consecutive days last week during the early morning hours.

Members of the Owen Sound Police Service identified the accused using numerous investigative techniques including physical evidence found at the scene and reviewing surveillance video footage.

The Criminal Investigations Branch and the Intelligence Unit continued the investigation by conducting surveillance of the suspect and obtaining search warrants for a residence and two vehicles.

The 22-year-old accused is charged with two counts of mischief to religious property, and one count of mischief under $5,000 in connection with an incident at the restaurant.

He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound Tuesday for a bail hearing.