Hate Motivated Crime Has Huntsville OPP Looking For Answers


Members of the Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for the public’s assistance to identify individuals in relation to a hate motivated crime.

On June 8, 2024, at approximately 7:45 p.m., a family was walking on the sidewalk near the intersection of Brunel Road and Main Street East when a grey and older model sedan approached the family. Four occupants in the vehicle called the family racial slurs and spit at them. The vehicle then travelled eastbound onto Main Street East.

The Huntsville OPP is continuing this investigation with assistance from the Muskoka Crime Unit and OPP’s Hate Crime and Extremism Unit. The OPP takes hate-motivated crimes very seriously as they undermine public safety, negatively impact our communities and can escalate toward criminal extremism. It is important that hate-motivated crimes and incidents are reported to the police, as they are illegal under the Criminal Code.

The Huntsville OPP request that anyone who has any information or video surveillance of this incident contacts the Huntsville OPP at 705-789-5551 or 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit information online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.


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