Man Charged After Barrhaven Hate-Motivated Incidents

By Charlie Senack, Barrhaven Independent

An Ottawa man has been charged and arrested after allegedly going on a hate-filled rampage down Strandherd in March. 

Ottawa Police say 62-year-old Noel Christopher Monnelly attended various businesses in Barrhaven on March 18, “targeting racialized patrons with Racist, Xenophobic, Sexist and Misogynistic profanities.” The incidents occurred on the 3000 block of Strandherd Drive. 

Customers were assaulted and damage to property was done, said police. No one was injured. 

The 62-year-old has been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats, three counts of causing a disturbance and one count of mischief.

Monnelly will appear in court at a later date. 

The Ottawa Police say the force “has zero tolerance for hate-motivated incidents and will fully investigate any report that is filed.”