Pride decorations targeted throughout the area

Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Perth County OPP are actively investigating a rash of mischiefs in the Township of Mapleton, Township of North Perth and the Town of Minto. Between June 1 and June 13, 2022, a number of Pride decorations and flags have been destroyed at schools, on streets and at a business.

On June 4, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m. unknown suspects damaged several Pride ribbons that decorated light standards on Main Street, Palmerston.

On June 12, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., unknown suspects damaged a Pride flag at a business on Mitchell Street South, Listowel and a Pride flag at a school in Listowel, North Perth.

Sometime between June 10, 2022, and June 13, 2022, unknown suspects damaged a Pride flag at a Drayton School, at a Harriston School and at a Morefield School, Mapleton.

On June 13, 2022, police received a report that unknown suspects damaged pride ribbon that decorated light standards in both Palmerston and Harriston, Minto.

If you can help police with this investigation or if you have been a victim of this type of crime please contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.