Brantford woman arrested after setting fire to memorial for residential school victims

Brantford police say a suspect set fire to items left for residential school victims. (Brantford Police Service)

A suspect has been arrested and charged for vandalizing a memorial for residential school victims in Brantford Ont.

According to a media release, on Saturday, July 10, members of the Brantford police service responded to the Woodland Cultural Centre on Mohawk Street after a report was received that damage had been done to a memorial.

Upon arrival, police learned that a lone suspect attended the property sometime around 10:30 p.m., on Friday, July 9, and remained at the scene for over four hours. The suspect caused damage to a number of items left to honour the child victims of the residential school system by setting fire to them.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect and were able to identify the person after receiving a tip.

A 38-year-old woman from Brantford has been charged with Mischief under $5,000.

She was released from custody with a future court date.

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