17 bus shelters smashed overnight in Hamilton

The city says police are investigating after an overnight bus shelter vandalism spree.

Police now investigating

The city and police are investigating after 17 bus shelters were smashed overnight.

"We are looking into the history of HSR shelters being vandalized — at this time we're not aware of anything of this scale happening in the past," said city spokesperson Jasmine Graham.

The city says these locations were all smashed overnight:

  • Main and Graham, north side
  • Kimberly Traffic Circle
  • Barton and Frederick, north side
  • Barton and Ottawa, north side
  • Barton and Rosslyn, north side
  • Barton and Cavell, north side
  • Main and Delta, north side
  • Main and Parkrow, north side
  • Main and Ottawa, north side
  • Main and Balmoral, north side
  • King and Fairholt, north side
  • Fennell and Upper Wentworth, northeast side
  • Fennell and Upper Wellington, south side
  • Fennell and East 5th, south side
  • Fennell and Upper Sherman, southeast side
  • Garth and Mountain Crest, east side
  • Garth and Denlow, east side

Police say they were first called about the vandalism just before 5:30 a.m., with subsequent reports coming in soon after.

Detectives are now investigating.

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