The Vermont State Police is investigating an incident in which yellow spray paint was used to write a racial slur on the driveway of a private residence in Sheldon.
The spray paint was used to write a phrase that incorporated a racial slur and a phrase translated as aggression towards law enforcement. This was discovered by the homeowner June 25 and reported to the State Police in St Albans on June 28. The phrase was painted on the north side of the William Irish (age 71) residence facing towards the household, which indicated the suspect(s) would have stood in Irish’s driveway to write the words. The phrase would be upside down in relation to passing motorists along VT RT 105.
The paint has since been covered over at the expense of the homeowner. At this time there are no witnesses or suspects, but the incident is under active investigation. Local residents were contacted for possible video evidence of the incident. The State Police has informed the Attorney General’s Office of this incident under the Bias Incident Reporting System.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police – St Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993. Tips also may be submitted online anonymously at http://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
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