• NH police make arrest in xenophobic graffiti cases


    CONCORD, NH (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A 42-year-old New Hampshire man was arrested Tuesday amid allegations that he wrote hateful messages on the homes of four African refugee families in 2011.

    Raymond Stevens, of Pembroke, N.H., was arrested at about 9:15 a.m. and charged with criminal mischief.

    Stevens is accused of writing hate-filled messages with black permanent marker on two Perley Street homes and one Downing Street home in the overnight hours of September 18, 2011. 

    The following week, police responded to a home on Thompson Street to find a similar message written in permanent marker.

    In all four cases, the residents were refugees from African countries who did not report any issues with neighbors or other residents.

    Investigators say, at the time, Stevens lived in the same neighborhood where the crimes took place.

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