An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Winnipeg in relation to several graffiti incidents that occurred in Calgary in November 2009.

Earlier this week, Canada-wide warrants were issued for the man believed to be responsible for spray painting anti-Semitic slogans and signs on various locations in the communities of Pump Hill and Woodbine.

The graffiti targeted the Jewish community, with slogans painted on the Calgary Jewish Centre and Holocaust memorial in Pump Hill, and the Chabad Lubavitch centre in Woodbine.

An extensive investigation led officers to believe that the suspect was in Winnipeg. Contact was made with the Winnipeg Police Service who then made the arrest Thursday evening.

He was arrested without incident and is currently in custody in Winnipeg. The Calgary Police Service will now be arranging to pick him up and return him to Calgary.

He was wanted on Canada-wide warrants for one count of mischief to property (cc 430. [4]), two counts of mischief to a place of religious worship motivated by hate (cc 430. [4.1 A]), and one count of inciting public hatred (cc 319. [1]).

As the offence was committed when the suspect was 17, the man can not be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The Calgary Police Service would like to thank the public for their patience and assistance throughout this complex investigation.

District 6 GIU led the investigation alongside the CPS Diversity Resources Unit.