Lakeside Church vandalized with Islamic State messaging

Vandals spray-painted the message on church outside wall

August 29, 2017

Vandals spray-painted the phrase on the side of Lakeside Church in Guelph. (Wellington County OPP)

Ontario Provincial Police are looking for suspects after a church was spray-painted with Islamic State messaging in Guelph-Eramosa Township.

Wellington OPP say they responded to a call at Lakeside Church Monday afternoon. 


"Members [advised] that sometime overnight, unknown suspects had attended the church and did some spray-painting on the side of it," Const. Marylou Schwindt told CBC K-W.

According to an officer on the scene, someone started to write the words "Islamic State will rema[in]," in black spray paint on a wall outside the church.

Police say the vandals likely ran out of paint before they could complete the act.

The OPP's Forensic Identification Services is investigating this as a crime of mischief. 

Police said the vandal(s) didn't complete the phrase. Investigators believe they ran out of paint. (Wellington County OPP)
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