WENHAM – Police Chief Kevin DiNapoli and the Wenham Police Department are requesting the public’s help in investigating the recent theft of a rainbow flag from a church.
On Thursday, May 27, Wenham Police received a call from a resident reporting the theft of a flag from the front of the First Church of Wenham on Arbor Street.
Through their investigation, police determined that the flag had gone missing on, or around, Wednesday, May 19, after a resident had reported it to the church.
The church has since replaced the missing flag with another rainbow flag.
A rainbow flag signifies support of and allyship with the LGBTQ community.
“We ask members of the community to come forward with any information they may have pertaining to this theft,” Chief DiNapoli said. “Any crime directed against the LGBTQ community is a crime against our Wenham community, and we will investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent possible.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wenham Police Department at 978-468-4000.