BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile in Connection to Vandalism Done to Holocaust Memorial: At about 6:40pm, on Monday, August 14, 2017, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for vandalism done to the Holocaust Memorial. On arrival, officers observed the suspect, 17-year-old male from Malden, being detained by two bystanders. According to witnesses, the suspect was seen throwing what appeared to be a rock at the Memorial which shattered a glass panel. Officers observed shattered glass on the ground in the area where the panel had been damaged. The 17-year-old juvenile will be charged with the Willful & Malicious Destruction of Property. The BPD’s Civil Rights Unit is also investigating the incident to determine if additional charges are pending.
Said Commissioner William Evans: “I’m grateful for the quick response and the community help which led to the swift arrest of the suspect responsible for the damage done to the Holocaust Memorial. Clearly, this type of behavior will not be tolerated in our city. And, in light of the recent events and unrest in Charlottesville, it’s sad to see a young person choose to engage in such senseless and shameful behavior.”