Dog hurt, messages of hate spray-painted during break-in: police

Winnipeg police are investigating a break-in the Grassie area that left a dog injured and a residence defaced with messages of hate.

It happened at around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said, after a caller reported the home had been spray-painted and their dog had been hurt.

Officers found graffiti in the residence containing hate-related messages and said the dog was taken to an animal hospital for care.

Police said officers with the major crimes unit are investigating and anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6219 or submit a tip via Crime Stoppers.