MONTGOMERY, Ala. (ucreview) – A man has been arrested for allegedly writing hateful messages in Montgomery’s Dannelly Pines neighbourhood a few weeks ago. According to reports, the suspect has been taken into custody.
According to Montgomery police, a 34-year-old man named Stephen Hickey has been charged with felony first-degree criminal mischief. Law enforcement officials arrested him on Tuesday and he has since been taken into custody at the Montgomery County Detention Facility.
According to authorities, on August 26th, several instances of vandalism were reported in the area. The incidents included a broken window on a house, a racial slur spray-painted on a vehicle, and a Nazi swastika painted on a home. Such acts of hate and intolerance are unacceptable and have no place in our society. The police are currently investigating the matter and taking necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of the affected individuals.
According to a statement made by Maj. Saba Coleman, MPD worked tirelessly in a collaborative effort to apprehend Hickey, the individual responsible for the racially-charged slurs and symbols that caused significant concern and distress within the community.
In a statement, the spokesperson expressed, “We want to thank the public for their patience and cooperation in this matter. This arrest demonstrates a commitment the Montgomery Police Department has in making the City of Montgomery a safe place to live, work, and visit,