A 26 year- old Owen Sound man is in police custody awaiting a bail hearing after an investigation into a series of spray – paint mischief incidents at local places of worship.

Members of the Owen Sound Police Service Criminal Investigations Branch were able to identify the man after a witness was interviewed and video surveillance evidence was obtained and reviewed.

The man was located and arrested on 8th Street East in the downtown core this afternoon just prior to 5 p.m. The man faces five criminal charges of Mischief to Religious Property as well as single count of Mischief under $5,000 as the investigation further identified him as being responsible for an additional incident of spray paint graffiti on the east side of the city.

The Owen Sound Police Service would like to thank members of the public for their assistance in this investigation.

source: media release, OSPS