Winnipeg police charge 18-year-old man for vandalism at RCMP HQ, CMHR, MP’s office

MP Dan Vandal’s office vandalized in February. Photo: Malika Karim/Twitter.

An 18-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with mischief after three incidents of graffiti in late February.

On February 26, Winnipeg police were alerted about graffiti that had happened overnight at the RCMP D Division headquarters on Portage Avenue, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and the office of MP Dan Vandal.

Profanities and phrases like “F*** RCMP”, “Shut Down KKKanada”, “Land Back” and “U fail us do better” were tagged in red spray paint.

The vandalism occurred as indigenous communities across Canada had set up railway blockades in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in B.C., who are opposed to the construction of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.

On February 28, the Major Crimes Unit arrested a suspect.

Carter Raymond Peter Grycko, 18, has been charged with 3 counts of Mischief Under $5,000.

He was released on an undertaking with conditions.

Although Grycko was arrested within days of the incident, police waited to release that news because they were still looking for more suspects.

Cst. Rob Carver says the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.