MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating after anti-Semitic language was allegedly shouted at political campaign canvassers.
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, a Maynard Police Officer was met in the lobby of the police station by a resident who is running for local political office. The resident stated that they have been actively campaigning and canvassing in Maynard with a group of supporters. On the morning of Saturday, May 4 a group of supporters was canvassing on Nason Street near Summer Street when a vehicle drove past them and a passenger yelled an anti-Semitic statement at the group.
The candidate was not present at the time, but three supporters were canvassing when the car drove past. Maynard Police have spoken with the supporters and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and individual suspected in this incident.
The vehicle is described as a lightly colored or gold passenger car. The suspect is described only as a male in his 20s or 30s. There were reportedly at least two people in the car.
If anyone remembers seeing a vehicle matching that description or heard or noticed anything suspicious in the area of Nason Street or the Fine Arts Theatre on Summer Street, they are asked to contact the Maynard Police Department at 978-897-1011 or anonymously at 978-897-0563.
“We do not tolerate hate speech or harassment of those exercising their rights to campaign for political office in Maynard,” Chief Dubois said. “If anyone heard or saw anything out of the ordinary, please come forward.”
The incident is under investigation.