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OPP withdraw charges in Kemptville, Ont., Pride crosswalk vandalism

Grenville OPP say they've laid charges against a 36-year-old woman after finding tire marks strewn across the Pride crosswalk in Kemptville, Ont. via OPP

Editor’s note: This story was revised after police withdrew initial charges in the case.

Provincial police say they’ve withdrawn charges that were initially laid in connection with the defacing of the Pride crosswalk in Kemptville, Ont., earlier this week.

Grenville OPP got a call shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday about possible mischief at the corner of Reuben Crescent and Prescott Street, the location of a freshly painted rainbow crosswalk.

A witness told police they saw a woman in a pickup truck intentionally spinning the vehicle’s wheels while driving over the crosswalk.

Read more: Police in Paris, Ont. investigate damage to Pride crosswalk

While police initially charged a woman with mischief in relation to the incident, OPP later said they withdrew the charges after receiving “contradictory evidence.” Global News has removed mention of the woman originally named in the story.

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Anyone else who saw the incident or might have surveillance footage of the area is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

The rainbow crosswalk in nearby Prescott, Ont., has also been vandalized during Pride month for the past two years in a row.

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