A Richmond RCMP investigation, involving alleged racial slurs, has resulted in mischief charges being laid against two individuals.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on March 29, Richmond RCMP responded to a Steveston business in the 3900-block of Moncton Street after the store manager reported an alleged assault involving racial slurs.
Frontline officers responded quickly to the scene where they located and arrested the alleged suspect. Richmond General Investigation Services took conduct of the file.
The subsequent investigation has resulted in charges of mischief being laid on June 16 against:
* Astrid Maria Secreve
* Michel Jean-Jacque Berthaume
“Our investigators conducted a thorough and extensive investigation and their efforts have resulted in charges being laid against two individuals,” said Inspector Michael Cohee, officer-in-charge of Operations Support, “Hate has no place in our community. We are committed to investigating every incident to its fullest and will pursue charges where a potential offence has been committed.”
If you have been the victim of a hate incident, or have witnessed one, seek help and call police. For emergencies or in-progress incidents, dial 911. For non-emergency, contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or the non-emergency line of the police of jurisdiction.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca