Summons Issued in Supermarket Disturbance

Posted On Wednesday July 15, 2020

Region of Peel – Investigators from the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau, working with the Equity and Inclusion Bureau, have issued a Summons to an individual in relation to a hate incident at a local Supermarket that occurred in Mississauga.

On Sunday, July 5, 2020, the suspect attended a supermarket in the area of Central Parkway West and Grand Park Drive in the City of Mississauga. The man was not wearing a mask and was asked by employees to put on a face mask, as is the current store policy. The man became agitated and began yelling, making negative and disparaging comments regarding the heritage of staff members. The man was repeatedly asked to leave, and eventually left the store and did not return.

"Hate crime incidents impact our community, creating a ripple effect. It can increase feelings of vulnerability, anxiety, and fear, not only on the individual who has directly been victimized but, as we have seen with this incident, on the broader community. Reporting hate crime is essential to stopping these incidents; we are committed to pursuing these incidents," said Chief Nishan Duraiappah. 

Investigators have identified the man, John McCash, a 48-year-old man from Mississauga; a Summon has been issued for the offence of Causing a Disturbance. Police are asking for him to attend a Police station in the Region of Peel. 

During incidents such as this, the Reassurance Protocol is enacted by our Equity and Inclusion Bureau, to provide the victim with any necessary support they may need. We have direct contact with the victim and work with them to ensure there are no additional safety concerns. 

Anyone with information can contact 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting

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Inc: PR200209881

N/R: 20-189

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