Bancroft OPP has what it calls a “hate crime mischief” investigation underway in the Bird’s Creek neighbourhood, north of the town.
Police say a mailbox and a newspaper box belonging to a local business, and placed on Mira Street, were damaged.
In a release, police say “obscene and hateful markings, images, words and numbers were painted on the containers.”
OPP believes the damage was done sometime on Saturday, Aug. 20 and is asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.