Two new Pride flag incidents investigated as possible hate crimes in Hamilton


Published June 19, 2023 at 9:35 am

One person is suspected to be behind two possible hate crimes involving two Pride flags at a residence in east Hamilton.

Police did not have a description of the suspect.

Early in the morning of June 12, the suspect walked up to a driveway at a home in the area of Edgemont Street North, removing and damaging a Pride flag from the victim’s vehicle, according to Hamilton police in a press release.

Police believe the same person returned early on Sunday (June 18) to the residence and broke a front window with a Pride flag.

Police are investigating them as “hate-motivated incidents.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Const. Gorrges at 905-546-2957or email [email protected].

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips at

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