Hamilton police charge youth with Meadowlands church vandalism

News Jun 07, 2018 Ancaster News

A male from Ancaster has been arrested in connection with several vandalism incidents at Meadowlands Fellowship Church.

On Wednesday, June 6, shortly after 6 p.m., members of the Hamilton Police Service Division 3 HEAT Unit executed two criminal code search warrants for a vehicle and  an Ancaster home.

Officers seized items connected to the vandalism and charged a young offender with three counts of mischief under $5,000 and two counts of break and enter.

Meadowlands Fellowship Church and its rental partners at 201 Stonehenge Dr. responded to the vandalism spree this spring with love and compassion.

The church, daycare parents and those associated with the music school penned messages of support, like  “You are loved by all” and “No hard feelings, eh?” on the pieces of plywood that were used to cover broken windows and doors.

The church, Ancaster Community Services and Hamilton police also brought together the community to host a gathering titled Strong Community/Safe Neighbourhood.

“We’re happy to share that while we’re glad that someone responsible has been found, the sense of community that’s been grown through the town hall and followup meetings has been a ‘blessing in disguise,’” said Steve Dykstra, program ministries director for the 400-member Meadowlands Fellowship congregation.

On June 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Meadowlands Park, the church is a cohosting Meadowlands Fun Fest, a chance for the community to get together and celebrate the start of summer. There will be a free barbecue and bouncy castle, and a mini “pump track,” set up by New Hope Bikes. Donations of second-hand bikes for New Hope Bikes, and money for Ancaster Community Services will be collected.

Also, as part of the followup from the town hall, a community meeting is planned for June 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the formation of a neighbourhood association or community hub. All are welcome to both events.

 


Hamilton police charge youth with Meadowlands church vandalism

Young offender arrested as search warrants executed

News Jun 07, 2018 Ancaster News

A male from Ancaster has been arrested in connection with several vandalism incidents at Meadowlands Fellowship Church.

On Wednesday, June 6, shortly after 6 p.m., members of the Hamilton Police Service Division 3 HEAT Unit executed two criminal code search warrants for a vehicle and  an Ancaster home.

Officers seized items connected to the vandalism and charged a young offender with three counts of mischief under $5,000 and two counts of break and enter.

Meadowlands Fellowship Church and its rental partners at 201 Stonehenge Dr. responded to the vandalism spree this spring with love and compassion.

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The church, daycare parents and those associated with the music school penned messages of support, like  “You are loved by all” and “No hard feelings, eh?” on the pieces of plywood that were used to cover broken windows and doors.

The church, Ancaster Community Services and Hamilton police also brought together the community to host a gathering titled Strong Community/Safe Neighbourhood.

“We’re happy to share that while we’re glad that someone responsible has been found, the sense of community that’s been grown through the town hall and followup meetings has been a ‘blessing in disguise,’” said Steve Dykstra, program ministries director for the 400-member Meadowlands Fellowship congregation.

On June 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Meadowlands Park, the church is a cohosting Meadowlands Fun Fest, a chance for the community to get together and celebrate the start of summer. There will be a free barbecue and bouncy castle, and a mini “pump track,” set up by New Hope Bikes. Donations of second-hand bikes for New Hope Bikes, and money for Ancaster Community Services will be collected.

Also, as part of the followup from the town hall, a community meeting is planned for June 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the formation of a neighbourhood association or community hub. All are welcome to both events.

 


Hamilton police charge youth with Meadowlands church vandalism

Young offender arrested as search warrants executed

News Jun 07, 2018 Ancaster News

A male from Ancaster has been arrested in connection with several vandalism incidents at Meadowlands Fellowship Church.

On Wednesday, June 6, shortly after 6 p.m., members of the Hamilton Police Service Division 3 HEAT Unit executed two criminal code search warrants for a vehicle and  an Ancaster home.

Officers seized items connected to the vandalism and charged a young offender with three counts of mischief under $5,000 and two counts of break and enter.

Meadowlands Fellowship Church and its rental partners at 201 Stonehenge Dr. responded to the vandalism spree this spring with love and compassion.

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The church, daycare parents and those associated with the music school penned messages of support, like  “You are loved by all” and “No hard feelings, eh?” on the pieces of plywood that were used to cover broken windows and doors.

The church, Ancaster Community Services and Hamilton police also brought together the community to host a gathering titled Strong Community/Safe Neighbourhood.

“We’re happy to share that while we’re glad that someone responsible has been found, the sense of community that’s been grown through the town hall and followup meetings has been a ‘blessing in disguise,’” said Steve Dykstra, program ministries director for the 400-member Meadowlands Fellowship congregation.

On June 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Meadowlands Park, the church is a cohosting Meadowlands Fun Fest, a chance for the community to get together and celebrate the start of summer. There will be a free barbecue and bouncy castle, and a mini “pump track,” set up by New Hope Bikes. Donations of second-hand bikes for New Hope Bikes, and money for Ancaster Community Services will be collected.

Also, as part of the followup from the town hall, a community meeting is planned for June 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the formation of a neighbourhood association or community hub. All are welcome to both events.