Offensive graffiti found near Pickering Islamic Centre

masjid_usman(April 26, 2010) – Investigators from the Durham Regional Police Service West Division are asking for public assistance in determining who spray painted a sidewalk with offensive graffiti near the Pickering mosque.

The City of Pickering is located east of Toronto.

A couple walking in the area last Wednesday evening discovered the offensive language spray painted in red letters on the sidewalk across the road from the Pickering Islamic Centre on Brock Road North in Pickering.

The vulgar comments involved the Islam faith.

Investigators believe the offensive language was spray painted on the sidewalk sometime in the late afternoon or early evening of Wednesday, April 21st.

Officers are reviewing security camera footage and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Andy Lee of the West Division Criminal Investigations Unit at 1-888–579-1520 ext 1929.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.