York Regional Police arrest suspect in antisemitic Rosh Hashanah confrontation in Vaughan

Police have arrested a suspect sought for several hate-motivated incidents in recent weeks in Vaughan.


One of the victims videoed the incident, which occurred near Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue.

Police identified the suspect and shared his name and photo with the public in hopes of getting assistance in finding him.

Police allege the suspect was connected to six other incidents involving hate-motivated graffiti directed toward Jewish and Black communities.

"The result of this investigation is a fine example of the community working together with our investigators to tackle hate-motivated crime in our region," YRP Chief Jim MacSween said. "York Regional Police does not tolerate hate crime in any form and will ensure those individuals who commit these types of crimes are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Kurt Edwards, 43, of no fixed address, was arrested Oct. 18, and is charged assault, fail to comply with probation order, and seven counts of mischief to property under $5,000.


Source:  toronto