UNH police looking to identify suspects who committed reported racist acts on campus
DURHAM — Police are actively searching for the suspects who committed three different reported racist acts on the University of New Hampshire's campus.
Detectives of the UNH Police Department along with Durham Police and the Strafford County Attorney's Office are looking to identify the people involved in:
- Anti-Semitic writings used to damage a wall in Stoke Hall on Friday, May 12
- The throwing of a rock at a student of color riding his bicycle near Congreve Hall on Saturday, May 13
- Racial hate language used to damage an informational display outside a staff member’s door inside Williamson Hall on Sunday, May 14
These three incidents followed a Thursday night forum in which UNH students urged administrators to do more to combat racism following an alleged incident of blackface and students allegedly behaving inappropriately on Cinco de Mayo.
"These are prosecutable crimes which strike at the very fabric of our community, and the University Police Department is committed to holding those responsible accountable for their actions," said Paul Dean, Chief of UNH Police. "We will exhaust all investigative leads to identify the person or persons involved in these crimes, and they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the UNH Police Department at 603-862-1427. Anonymous tips can be sent to www.seacoastcrimestoppers.com, by calling 603-431-1199, or by texting CRIMES (274637) and including TIPSCS in the message.
Rewards of up to $1,000 may be paid for help solving cases if the information leads to the arrest or indictment of a suspect.