Man charged for damages to St Catharines Legion War Memorial

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Published July 26, 2021 at 4:10 pm

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A 24-year-old man was arrested today (July 26) after a property damage call led Niagara Police to the Legion War Memorial in the St Catharines Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

Arriving at 7:20 am, police found the surrounding flowers and lighting system at the war memorial torn out and were left thrown around the base of the monument.

Multiple units responding to the call quickly found a suspect who had taken off on foot.

Tristan Mason, 24, of no fixed address has been charged with mischief to an object associated with a war memorial, as well as two counts of failing to comply with probation.

Mason was released with a future court date pending. None of the charges have been proven in court.

Based on information received, Police believe that there are other persons that may have witnessed this incident. Police are requesting that anyone that witnessed this incident or can provide any information to contact police at (905) 688-4111 ext. 1009711 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Photo of the Legion War Memorial courtesy of St Catharines)

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