Kingston Police is appealing to the community for information about numerous acts of vandalism that occurred between April and June 2023 at the Lemoine Point Conservation Area, off Coverdale Drive.
Throughout the vandalism spree, police say that approximately 30 benches were damaged, along with washroom doors and various other signage on the property.
“Conservation area enthusiasts have been both outraged and dismayed over the fact that many of the benches that have been vandalized are memorial benches that have small plaques with names inscribed on them. The damage to the benches, washroom doors, and signage on the property has amounted to approximately $5000,” Kingston Police said in a news release.
Many of the damaged benches are marked with anti-Trudeau graffiti.
Recent security footage obtained in early June has provided crucial insights into the suspect’s activities.
Police note that the individual responsible for the vandalism appears to frequent the area during late morning hours.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male with a slim to medium build and short brown hair. Notably, on one of the recorded dates, he was observed wearing a blue bicycle helmet, featuring a small rearview mirror rod extending from the front of the helmet on the left side.
Additionally, he was seen wearing a brown t-shirt, dark shorts, and carrying a grey or blue backpack. The suspect was spotted riding a light blue or grey bicycle, which stands out due to its unique rear fender.
Constable Lisa Decaire, who is spearheading the investigation on behalf of the Kingston Police, is urging anyone with information pertaining to the suspect’s identity to come forward. Those with relevant information are encouraged to reach out to Constable Decaire via email at email@example.com. Alternatively, individuals may choose to provide tips anonymously by calling the general Kingston Police number at 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and requesting to remain anonymous.