Ladner United Church Window Displaying Pride Flag Vandalized Again
Over the past year, the Delta Police Department has investigated several mischiefs that have targeted the Ladner United Church, and more specifically, Pride flags that are displayed in the church's windows. On November 27th, 2023, the DPD received another report of mischief that occurred overnight where a lone suspect approached a window where a Pride flag was displayed, and using a glass-breaking tool shattered the window before running away.
The suspect is thin and fit-looking, wearing jeans and a zip-up jacket with the hood up. Note the unique reflective material placement on the two-tone jacket. Both wrists, the middle of the back, and the zipper on the front of the jacket all have reflective material. The general description of the suspect fits the general description of the suspect involved in previous mischief incidents.
The Delta Police are investigating this act as a hate crime as the common denominator of all of these mischiefs is a symbol celebrating a marginalized part of our community. The targeting of the Pride Flag is hate.
We urge all of our community to view this video to identify the person responsible for these crimes. If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect, any information, confirmed or suspected, contact the Delta Police Department between 7am and 7pm at (604)946-4411 and reference file number 2023-27721.
The most recent video can be watched here: