On October 28, 2020, an Officer from our Central Community Response Unit attended Cambrian College in relation to a hate-bias incident after a staff member found offensive stickers on campus on October 25, 2020. Cambrian College staff immediately removed the stickers and contacted Police.
After the initial Police response, the incident was assigned to a Detective in our Criminal Investigation Division to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.
On November 5, 2020, we received a second call regarding additional stickers found at various locations along the Lasalle Boulevard corridor. These stickers were also quickly removed as there is no room for hate, bias or discrimination in our community.
The stickers are of a Neo-Nazi (white supremacy) origin in the colours of red, white and black. The name of the group and the contact information for the group is not being included as the content is extremely disgusting, vulgar and offensive.
We know that hate crimes and hate-bias incidents are extremely under reported and we are working hard to change that. If you have found or find one of these stickers posted on your property or on Public property, we ask that you please report it to Detective Constable Mark Renford of our Criminal Investigations Division at 705-675-9171 extension 2374 or via email for follow-up at mark.renford@gsps.ca
The Greater Sudbury Police Service takes reports of hate motivated crime and hate bias incidents very seriously and we recognize the impact on and pain felt by community members when there is evidence of hatred. We want to assure you that we are committed to investigating these situations thoroughly.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS, online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com