Toronto police arrest man in connection with hate crimes

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Police also arrest one person on an unrelated vandalism charge in #Kelowna in connection with an anti-Muslim mural

Police have arrested a man in connection with alleged hate-motivated mischief in Toronto and another in Kelowna, in British Columbia.

Toronto police said the man was arrested on Thursday after a vandalism spree in north-eastern Toronto caused $140,000 in damage. The man is accused of damaging several vehicles and other items on 29 December and 30 December.

Those incidents followed vandalism against Islam in an Ontario school, to the tune of $110,000 in damage.

Ontario police detained a suspect earlier in the week for his alleged involvement in numerous incidents against the mosque in Mississauga.

Vandals spray-painted the door of the Golden Temple Sikh temple in Mississauga, Ontario, on Monday and damaged religious items there and in Edmonton.

The provincial government announced a multimillion-dollar security plan on Tuesday.

Police in Kelowna charged a 19-year-old man on Thursday with one count of property damage in connection with an anti-Muslim mural spray-painted earlier this month.

Anti-Muslim graffiti was reported in Kelowna earlier this month at the School of Newcomers, a daycare in Kelowna where young immigrant families give birth.

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