Swastikas Found Spray-painted Throughout Massachusetts Town
DRACUT, Mass. — Spray-painted swastikas and other defaced property have been found in several areas of Dracut, Massachusetts.
The Dracut Police Department is investigating these instances of vandalism that are believed to have occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 29.
On Scott Street, a swastika was spray-painted on a car door and another one was spray-painted on a vehicle. A third swastika was found on a wall on New Boston Road at Aurelie Road, police said.
A vehicle's license plate was painted black on Wheeler Road, and a bumper sticker and the logo of a vehicle at St. Francis Parish were defaced.
“The swastika is a form of hate speech and its presence in our community is offensive,” said Chief Peter Bartlett in a prepared statement. “I am saddened that this community is now faced with this type of investigation, and we will be vigilant in the pursuit of those responsible."
The Dracut Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding these incidents to contact the Detective Division at 1-978-957-2123.