Owen Sound police have arrested and charged a 22 year old man in connection to vandalism to the Owen Sound Muslim Association Mosque.
Police say the man is in custody awaiting a bail hearing after a police investigation into recent mischief incidents at the Owen Sound Muslim Association Mosque and an east side restaurant.
Food Items, including eggs were thrown at the Mosque on two consecutive dates during the early morning hours.
Police say uniformed officers identified the accused using numerous physical evidence found at the scene and reviewing surveillance video footage.
Then the Criminal Investigations Branch and the Intelligence Unit conducted surveillance of the suspect and got search warrants for a residence and two motor vehicles.
The 22 year old Owen Sound man is charged with two counts of mischief to religious property and is further charged with one count of mischief under $5,000 in relation to the restaurant.
The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on July 16, 2019 for a bail hearing. Police did not release his name.
An excellent team effort from the responding officer to the officer who identified the suspect to the detectives that put it all together. #communitypolicing at it's best. @OSpoliceassoc members protecting the community. https://t.co/2oJAHZX0QK— ChiefAmbroseOSPS (@ChiefAmbroseOSP) July 16, 2019