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Two charged with mischief following alleged racial slurs

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:32 PDT, Fri June 18, 2021

Two people have been charged with mischief following an incident that happened at a Steveston business in March.

Richmond RCMP responded to a business in the 3900 block of Moncton Street around 3:15 p.m. on March 29. The store manager had reported an alleged assault involving racial slurs. 

Frontline officers located and arrested the alleged suspect. The subsequent investigation has resulted in charges of mischief being laid on June 16 against Astrid Maria Secreve and Michel Jean-Jacque Berthaume.

“Our investigators conducted a thorough and extensive investigation and their efforts have resulted in charges being laid against two individuals,” says Insp. 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 Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

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