Graffiti leaves community, volunteers disheartened

Some of the graffitti displayed on the back of the LWF Hall. (Healey photo)

FALL RIVER: A community is upset and disgusted after finding graffiti spray painted on its volunteer-run facility sometime overnight July 11.

Volunteers at the LWF Hall, located at 843 Fall River Road in Fall River, arrived on Wednesday morning to find vulgar and racist language and symbols painted in white on the back of the building.

Halifax District RCMP Cpl. Dal Hutchinson confirmed police responded to a complaint of damage to property at 19:30 a.m. on July 12. The investigation is ongoing.

“The graffiti consisted of spray painted symbols/racial slurs/and other inappropriate pictures,” said Cpl. Hutchinson.

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That included words such as “Welcome 2 the Riv”, a drawing of a penis, a Nazi symbol, and the N-word.

“Welcome 2 the Riv” is spray painted in a sitting area on the abck of the LWF Hall in Fall River. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them. (Healey photo)

Word of the graffiti painting to the facility, that hosts many community events and functions and is the heart of the Fall River and area community, has left many in disgust that someone or someone’s would stoop to this level. The graffiti was spray painted on the new siding that the volunteers had put on.

Some of the volunteers and users of the facility were left without words, as they already do many good things for the community on a shoe-string budget.

Cpl. Hutchinson said police are encouraging anyone who has any information regarding this act of vandalism to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

phealey@enfieldweeklypress.com

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Pat Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!