Somerville PD Investigating Incident at Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Statement from the Somerville Police Department

The Somerville Police Department is investigating the removal and defilement of American Flags planted in the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, and the desecration of the Veteran’s Monument to those who gave their lives in World War 2 in defense of their country.  

The SPD has identified the male party contained in the photo below as a person of interest. Anyone knowing the identity of the individual is asked to contact the Somerville Police Department at 617-625-1600 x7238.

Person of interest: Heavyset white male with blonde hair, black pants, olive shirt, and left inner arm tattoo

Statement from Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

“If these allegations are true, they are offensive not only to our community and our own veterans, but to our entire nation and those who served and continue to serve. Following the full investigation by the Somerville Police Department, I am confident that anyone who may be found guilty will be held fully responsible for these despicable actions.”