Charges Laid in Hate-Motivated Vandalism Incident in Barrhaven

A hate-motivated vandalism incident earlier this month has led to the arrest of two Barrhaven people.

The incident occurred at a home on Maynooth Court in Barrhaven. Ottawa Police Service received an online report June 7th, and an investigation was commenced by the Ottawa Police Hate and Bias Crime Unit.

Jaime Darlene Quigley, 46, and Mathew Galipeau, 36, were charged with mischief/damage to property not exceeding $5000 and harassment by threatening conduct to other person.

CTV Ottawa reported that home security footage of the incident was posted online. According to their story, the footage showed two people, a man and a woman, making racist, anti-Asian comments from a driveway adjacent to the home of a South Korean family and throwing eggs at the house. 

They are scheduled to appear in court on July 24th.

The Ottawa Police continues to encourage anyone who witnesses or experiences such incidents to report them to police. Reporting hate-motivated incidents is an important step in stopping cycles of hatred.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).