Two Danvers residents issued summons for allegedly stealing Black Lives Matter signs

Two Danvers residents issued summons for allegedly stealing Black Lives Matter signs

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WENHAM, Mass. — Two Danvers residents were issued summons after allegedly stealing three Black Lives Matter signs.

A 78-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman were issued a summons for three counts of Larceny Under $1,200.

On July 19 and July 20, the Wenham Police Department received separate reports from a resident that their Black Lives Matter signs had been stolen from their property.

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On July 25, a Wenham resident called police to report two people were actively stealing a Black Lives Matter sign from the front yard of a home.

Officers determined the suspects were allegedly responsible for the thefts and will summons both to appear in court at a later date.

"The actions of these two individuals are uncalled for, and directly contradict the respect and compassion we need to show each other during this time of learning and growth," said Chief Thomas Perkins.

Town Administrator Anthony Ansaldi said “Actions like this have no place in our town ... Wenham is an open and inclusive place for all, and we stand with those who are raising awareness about the systemic injustice that has plagued our society. "