HOLBROOK — Chief William Smith reports that the Holbrook Police Department arrested and charged a man with hate crimes and assault with a dangerous weapon, among other charges, following his alleged actions after a fight that occurred between two groups of juveniles over the weekend.
ARLINGTON — Acting Chief of Police Julie Flaherty reports that the Arlington Police Department and Arlington Fire Department are working with state officials to investigate after a second suspicious outdoor fire was reported at a Lake Street home that had been the site of an outdoor fire on Saturday.
Lt. Kevin Kobza reports that the Fairhaven Police Department is actively investigating an incident of racist graffiti sprayed on a fence outside of a resident’s home. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects.
Chief Frederick Ryan reports that the Arlington Police Department has arrested a man and charged him with a hate crime after a disturbing altercation inside a cellular phone shop.
Town of Andover is responding strongly after three swastikas were found drawn on a classroom desk at Andover High School on Tuesday afternoon, hours before the Jewish festival of Hanukkah was set to begin.
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.