Police investigating political sign theft, racial slur

Donna O’Neil

An increase in the thefts of political signs and a citizen complaint following an exchange that included a racial epithet are being investigated by the Wakefield Police.

“During a political campaign it is not uncommon for signs to disappear, however, the number of thefts this year is unusual,” said Police Chief Richard Smith. "The exchange and epithet are unheard of. Wakefield is a diverse and accepting community."