UNH Police Seek Public Assistance In Solving Racial Crimes
Rewards may be offered
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UNH Police are asking for the help of the public after a series of racially-charged crimes have taken place on campus for three straight days.
The incidents include:
-Anti-Semitic writings on a wall in Stoke Hall on Friday 5/12
-A rock thrown at a minority student riding a bicycle near Congreve Hall on Saturday 5/13
– Racial hate language damaging an informational display on a staff member’s door inside Williamson Hall on Sunday 5/14.
Obviously the Department and the University consider these incidents to be very serious and are asking the public for help. There is the possibility of a $1,000 reward leading to an arrest and indictment.
If you have any info please call UNH PD at (603) 431-1199, or text CRIMES (274637) and including TIPSCS in the message.
Below is the statement released from UNH Police Chief Paul Dean…….
Dear Members of the UNH Community
I want to assure you that your police department is actively investigating several crimes that occurred on campus. Detectives are working with Durham Police and the Strafford County Attorney’s Office, as well as members of our community to identify persons involved in: Anti-Semitic writings used to damage a wall in Stoke Hall on Friday, May 12, The throwing of a rock at a student of color riding his bicycle near Congreve Hall on Saturday, May 13, Racial hate language used to damage an informational display on a staff member’s door inside Williamson Hall on Sunday, May 14. These are prosecutable crimes which strike at the very fabric of our community, and the University Police Department is committed to holding those responsible accountable for their actions. We will exhaust all investigative leads to identify the person or persons involved in these crimes, and they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We need your help and we urge anyone with information to contact us. You may also remain anonymous by reporting any information to www.seacoastcrimestoppers.com , calling (603) 431-1199, or texting CRIMES (274637) and including TIPSCS in the message. Rewards of up to $1,000 may be paid for help solving cases if the information leads to the arrest or indictment of a suspect(s).
~Paul Dean Chief of Police