Media Release. Saturday, May 7, 2022.

UPDATE: Man Charged in Hate-Motivated Vandalism Investigation

(Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service has charged a man following an investigation into hate-motivated vandalism in Bradford.

Randy Winsor, 48, of Markham, turned himself in at South Division today and was charged with three counts of Mischief Under $5,000 and Trespass/Prowl Near Dwelling House. He was released with a future court date.

The investigation began on Sunday, November 28, 2021, when police were called to an address in the area of Walker Avenue and Morris Road in Bradford for a report of damage to two vehicles and a front door. Once on scene, officers learned that two vehicles in the driveway and the front door had been spray-painted with homophobic graffiti. The windows and tires of the vehicles were also damaged. There were no physical injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. Police are still trying to identify a second suspect.

Anyone who recognizes the second suspect, or has any information regarding this incident, is asked to contact Detective Constable Shawn Strilec at shawn.strilec@southsimcoepolice.ca or Crime Stoppers.

An image of the second suspect is attached:





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