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UPDATE: Police withdraw mischief charge against woman after Pride crosswalk vandalized in Kemptville

A witness reported seeing a woman intentionally spinning her pickup truck's tires on the newly painted crosswalk.
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Kemptville's Pride crosswalk after a pickup truck was seen spinning its tires over it, June 8, 2021. Photo/ OPP

Update 04:45 a.m.: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has withdrawn the charge of mischief against a North Grenville woman accused of intentionally damaging a Pride crosswalk in Kemptville. 

Police say since the incident they have received contradictory evidence to support the charge being dropped. 

The Grenville County OPP is continuing to investigate the incident and asks anyone with additional information or surveillance footage of the area to notify them at 1-888-310-1122.
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is charging a North Grenville woman with mischief after Kemptville's newly painted Pride crosswalk was damaged.

Officers were called to the corner of Reuben Crescent and Prescott Street around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8. A witness reported seeing a woman driving a pickup truck, intentionally spinning its tires as it drove over the crosswalk.

Police attended the area and observed tire marks across the crosswalk. Further investigation led to the identification of the driver and vehicle.

A 36-year-old woman has been charged with mischief under $5,000, contrary to Section 430(4) of the Criminal Code. 

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on July 9.

The OPP is asking anyone with additional information or surveillance footage of the area to notify Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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