Anti-Semitic poster investigation results in multiple Hate Motivated Mischief Charges

Posted On Wednesday December 08, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 8, 2021   12:31pm 

(Ottawa) – The Hate and Bias Crime Unit, with assistance from West Criminal Investigations and Forensic Identification Units, has charged a man in relation to anti-Semitic posters distributed in multiple locations in the west end this Fall.

The man was arrested today following an approximately two-month long investigation. 

A total of 26 counts of Hate motivated Mischief have been laid against Paul KOPPE, 29 years old of Ottawa. He is scheduled to appear in court in February 2022.

We recognize the impact of hate motivated incidents on the community and we urge everyone to report incidents when they happen. Information about Hate-Motivated incidents can be found online.  

If you or someone you know has been a victim of what they perceive to be a hate-motivated incident, please report it to the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 or online.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 16, 2021               15:40 pm

Suspect to identify in relation to Hate Crime Investigation into Anti-Semitic posters

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Hate and Bias Crime Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect pertaining to this Hate motivated mischief investigation.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, approximately 5’9” (175cm), medium build, wearing a grey tuque with a white badge, a blue bandana covering his face, a black and red Brooks hoodie, grey pants and dark shoes.  He was also carrying a black Nike knapsack on his back (see photo).

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Hate Crime Unit at 6132361222, ext. 5015.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 8, 2021   11:22 am

Hate Crime Investigation into Anti-Semitic posters

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Hate and Bias Crime Unit is investigating a series of posters with hateful content that have been appearing in public spaces in the west end. 

The latest incident occurred on Sunday in the Centrepointe Dr. area, when posters with anti-Semitic and hateful content were discovered near a skate park. 

Police are investigating 8 similar incidents throughout the west end of the city and Barrhaven. 

The Ottawa Police takes hate crimes seriously and is fully investigating these matters. 

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Hate Crime Unit at 6132361222, ext. 5015.

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