HAMILTON: On August 12, 2020, Hamilton Police were detailed to the area of 210 Ridge Avenue bear the entrance of the Ahavath Israel Congregation Cemetery, on a report of a bias intimidation complaint regarding graffiti spray painted at that location Responding officers observed graffiti on the roadway on Ridge Avenue which read “Kill N*****s,” in red spray paint.

The criminal mischief appears to be the fourth such incident since June 11, 2020, believed to be involving the same suspect.

The first reported incident occurred on June 11, 2020 at Saint Mary’s Cemetery located at 1200 Cedar Lane. In that incident, the same words were painted in red spray paint on the roadway near Clover Avenue.

Two additional bias intimidation complaints occurred this month, in which investigators believe involve the same suspect, using the same red spray paint.

The first incident that occurred this month was on August 3, 2020, at the Shady Brook Park located at 655 Pitman Avenue. The second incident occurred again on August 6, 2020 in the roadway of Clover Avenue in the cemetery. In both incidents, the same wording was used by the suspect, but a Swastika was also drawn in red spray paint.

In each of these bias intimidation incidents, detectives have not been able to develop a suspect.

Anyone with additional information registering these incidents is asked to contact Detective Lawrence MacArthur of the Criminal Investigations Section at 609-689-5827, or via email at [email protected]. You can also contact the Hamilton Township Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008 with any information.

Link to June 11, 2020 bias incident: https://atomic-temporary-170525134.wpcomstaging.com/2020/06/12/hamilton-police-investigating-racial-graffiti-at-cemetery/

Link to August 3, 2020 bias incident: https://atomic-temporary-170525134.wpcomstaging.com/2020/08/04/hamilton-police-investigating-bias-graffiti/

Link to August 6, 2020 bias incident: https://atomic-temporary-170525134.wpcomstaging.com/2020/08/07/hamilton-police-investigating-augusts-second-bias-incident/