MARBLEHEAD — Chief Robert Picariello reports that the Marblehead Police Department is investigating multiple incidents of hateful and vulgar graffiti in town that were located last week and are seeking the public’s help.
At approximately 6:50 a.m. on Sunday, May 2, Marblehead Police responded to Crocker Park, located on Front Street, for a report of graffiti located on a path.
Upon arrival, officers located vulgar graffiti scrawled in large block letters with black spray paint on a pathway.
Officers searched the area but did not locate any suspicious individuals.
The incident was similar to graffiti that had been discovered in two other locations in town the day before.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, Marblehead Police responded to Warren Road near Ware Pond after receiving a report that someone had spray painted anti-Semitic and racist graffiti on a boardwalk in white spray paint.
Additionally, at approximately 10:50 a.m. on May 1, Marblehead Police responded to the area of 31 Village Street for a report of graffiti that was located under a bridge. Responding officers located anti-Semitic language spray painted on the ground in large block letters in black spray paint.
Police believe that these three incidents may be related.
Anyone with information about these incidents or anyone who has noticed suspicious activity in these areas is asked to call the Marblehead Police Department at 781-631-1212.
“This type of behavior is disgusting and has no place in our community,” Chief Picariello said. “I want to thank the residents that brought these incidents to our attention. We take all reports of hateful actions, racism and anti-Semitism extremely seriously and we will continue our investigation into these matters.”