Yarmouth Police launch investigation after noose, flyers promoting “white power” found around town

YARMOUTH, Mass. — Police in Yarmouth are investigating two hate incidents that happened just days apart, where a noose and flyers promoting “white power” were found in town.

Last Wednesday, June 17, someone reported to police that a noose was found hanging from a tree at a private association beach off Pump House Road. Witnesses say they observed tow teenagers in the area handling the rope before the noose was found, but no one reported seeing anyone put the noose on the tree.

Three days later, on Saturday, flyers with the words “white power” written on them promoting white men and women to join their local “white nationalist” group were seen taped to street signs, utility poles and fences on Buck Island Road, Higgins Crowell Road South of Rt. 28 and on Rt. 28 East and West of Higgins Crowell Road.

Police say a total of 20 flyers were found across the town. They were all promptly taken down.

Yarmouth Police denounced the hate incidents, saying it’s clear they “create fear, division and distrust in our community.”

Anyone with information on these incidents and any others that may occur is asked to contact the Yarmouth Police Department at info@yarmouthpolice.com or via phone at 508-775-0445 ext. 0.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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