Arrest Made in Graffiti Spree at Places of Worship in Oakville

Mazen Zehairi, 28yrs of Oakville has been charged

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Chantal Corner

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Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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The Halton Regional Police in Oakville have arrested and charged and Oakville man responsible for a string of incidents which are believed to be hate motivated crimes.

On June 2nd, 2014, satanic based graffiti was scratched into glass windows at a place of worship in the Town of Oakville.

On June 5th, 2014, at 3 different places of worship in the Town of Oakville, satanic graffiti was spray painted on the front door and on signs in the front area.

Approximately $3000.00 in damages.

On June 6th, 2014, at approximately 9:00am, uniform officers were alerted to a man on a motorcycle driving erratically in a west Oakville neighbourhood. Upon arrival the motorcycle had fled the scene, however alert witnesses were quick to assist the responding officers and the suspect was located a short distance away where he was arrested without incident.

Detectives with the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau continued the investigation which resulted in the suspect being charged with numerous offences and subsequently held for a bail hearing.

Mazen ZEHAIRI, 28yrs of Oakville has been charged with:

  • Criminal Harassment
  • Mischief under $5,000 – (2 counts)
  • Utter threat -(2 counts)
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Mischief relating to religious property (4 counts)

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact Detective Matt Kohler, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2261.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Halton at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting Tip201 with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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