Owen Sound police investigating after Pride crosswalk defaced

Rainbow crosswalk (Photo by Miranda Chant)

Police are asking the public to come forward with information after Owen Sound’s newly painted Pride crosswalk was intentionally defaced.

The Owen Sound Police Service said officers were notified early Sunday morning of the damage and the Owen Sound Public Works Department attended the scene to remove the markings.

“This senseless act is contrary to the beliefs of an accepting and inclusive community,” said Owen Sound Chief Police Chief Craig Ambrose in a news release. “I encourage anyone with information to come forward to the police so that those responsible can be brought to justice.”

The incident follows several other similar incidents across the province.

Anyone with information regarding the vandalism incident in Owen Sound is asked to contact police at (519) 376-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).