Natick Police Investigating Possible Hate Crime

Natick Police Department
James G. Hicks, Chief of Police
20 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760

natick patchFor Immediate Release

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Natick Police Investigating Possible Hate Crime

NATICK — Chief James G. Hicks reports that the Natick Police Department is investigating a series of threatening letters left on a resident’s doorstep this weekend. The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

On Friday, Nov. 11, Natick Police received a report from a male party who found two threatening letters on his doorstep on two consecutive days. The first letter, handwritten, was found at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. The second letter, typed, was found at approximately 7 p.m. Friday night. Both letters contain profanity and racial slurs.

“This kind of behavior is not indicative of the values of the Town of Natick and will not be tolerated in our community,” Chief Hicks said. “The department is taking this case very seriously and we will investigate to our fullest capabilities to ensure the safety and security of our residents.”

Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to contact the Natick Police Department at (508) 647-9500.