Pride crosswalk defaced

Tire marks left on rainbow crosswalk




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Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy




West Vancouver – West Vancouver Police are investigating a mischief to property, after someone defaced the departments new Pride crosswalk.

On July 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm staff inside the police station heard a loud and sustained tire squealing outside. When officers took a closer look, they discovered that someone had just left tire marks across a portion of the crosswalk, at the intersection of 16th St and Esquimalt Ave. 

The suspect vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed and was not located.

“This is very upsetting,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy. “For whatever reason, this person has chosen to leave a gesture of hate on a crosswalk that stands for the exact opposite.”
Investigators have captured CCTV footage of the incident and are looking for the following vehicle:

1999-2004 Ford Mustang, black in colour, with red racing stripes along the top and sides, with a rear spoiler and hood scoop. 

There appear to be two occupants in the vehicle.

“We have had nothing but support from community members following the installation of the crosswalk, and we know that those people represent the majority.” says Goodmurphy. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 and reference file #20-7149. If you wish to remain anonymous, visit Crime Stoppers online at or call 1-800-222-8477.