The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Canada Fredericton cafe owner upset after swastikas drawn on wall, police investigating

03:32  05 june  2018
03:32  05 june  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

One dead after incident in Dartmouth

  One dead after incident in Dartmouth One dead after incident in DartmouthFew details are available, but Serious Incident Response Team director Felix Cacchione says a person is dead and SiRT is investigating the circumstances.

a close up of text on a red surface: Swastikas were drawn in permanent marker on the exterior walls of the Chess Piece Cafe over the weekend, © Photo Courtesy of Patti Hollenberg Swastikas were drawn in permanent marker on the exterior walls of the Chess Piece Cafe over the weekend,

A Fredericton cafe owner says she was upset to find swastikas drawn on the outside of her coffee shop over the weekend.

Chess Piece Patisserie co-owner Patti Hollenberg said she showed up to work early Saturday morning to find several of the symbols drawn on the side wall facing the alleyway of the Queen Street cafe.

"My heart sank," Hollenberg said. "I was upset about it all day."

READ MORE: Swastika appears on Halifax’s Spring Garden Road

Hollenberg has since painted over the symbols but said she called police and posted photos of the vandalism on social media.

Hollenberg said she isn't taking it personally and believes whoever drew the swastikas didn't intend to target her or her staff.

"It can't be hate if they didn't realize what they were doing, but it was based very loudly on ignorance," Hollenberg said.

Chess Piece employee Gaby Salgado was working when Hollenberg came in and alerted staff to what she found.

SIU investigating death of woman in Welland

  SIU investigating death of woman in Welland The province's police watchdog is investigating after a 21-year-old woman died following a crash in Welland early Friday morning. The Special Investigations Unit says Niagara regional police received a call regarding a single-vehicle collision at about 1 a.m.When officers arrived at the scene, the SIU says the woman fell face down to the ground and was "bleeding profusely."The SIU says she was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead.The agency did not elaborate on the interaction the woman had with police.It says three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.

"Patti came in quite upset and so she told us to go take a look in the ally of what was written on the wall. It was swastikas," Salgado said. "It was quite upsetting because it doesn't really seem like that type of stuff happens anymore."

Hollenberg's social-media post garnered lots of support from people in the community.

"As heartbreaking as this was to see on Saturday morning, the community support and the rally behind it means a lot more," Hollenberg said.

Fredericton Police Force spokesperson Alycia Bartlett confirmed a complaint of graffiti at Chess Piece occurred over the weekend.

She said police are actively investigating, and anyone with information is asked to contact Fredericton Police at 460-2300 or Crime Stoppers.

Dog fatally shot near Norway, P.E.I. .
A dog from West Prince had to be put down last week after suffering fatal gun shot wounds, according to an RCMP news release. The dog was shot around 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 4, in the Norway, P.E.I., area. The release said the dog's owners heard a shot and their dog returned home "seriously injured by gun shot wounds."According to RCMP, the owners rushed the dog to the vet office in O'Leary but the dog had to be put down as a result of the injuries.​The investigation is ongoing.

Source: http://ca.pressfrom.com/news/canada/-77531-fredericton-cafe-owner-upset-after-swastikas-drawn-on-wall-police-investigating/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!