|Great Barrington Police Offer Reward In Alleged Church Hate Crime Incident|
|10:38AM / Thursday, October 08, 2020|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Police Department is offering a cash reward for credible and helpful information that leads to solving an alleged recent hate crime committed at the Macedonia Baptist Church.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident, in which anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the church on Sunday, Sept. 27.
It has since been removed.
According to police, the incident constitutes a hate crime: anti-Semitic language painted on a historically Black church.
Macedonia Baptist Church is located on Rosseter Street, and the vandalism is believed to have occurred on or about Thursday, Sept. 24.
Police and the town manager have met with church and community leaders, as well as the Berkshire District Attorney and representatives from the U.S. Attorney's office and FBI regarding the case. Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh has authorized a reward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department, 413-528-0306.