‘No digital ID’ graffiti and vandalism leads to over a dozen charges for Caledon man


Published June 2, 2023 at 11:35 am

Police have charged a man from Caledon with several counts of mischief after an alleged graffiti tagging spree in the Orangeville area.

Over the past several weeks, the Dufferin OPP says officers have been investigating several reports of mischief to both private and Town property.

Police say properties were tagged with the words “No digital ID” and the reports of graffiti and mischief were primarily in Orangeville.

A photo of one of the tags shows the words “No digital ID” painted on a utility box outside of a Best Buy.

A 70-year-old from Caledon was arrested on Friday and is facing multiple counts of mischief, police say.

Paul Heaton, 70, of Caledon has been charged with 13 counts of mischief – destroys or damages property.

While graffiti may be seen by the public as just an unsightly nuisance, investigators say the clean-up “cost property owners and taxpayers dearly.”

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to contact Dufferin OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also contact CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.

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