Hull Police report an officer on routine patrol caught a group of teens red-handed after they allegedly spray painted graffiti all over Fort Revere on Boston Harbor around 12:30 this morning.
A Hull Police Officer was patrolling Fort Revere when she noticed a large amount of different colored graffiti, which included vulgar, sexual and racist language, on the walls of the site. The officer then located a group of teenagers at the site, who had spray paint on their hands and bottles of spray paint in their possession.
The town and the state DCR had just repainted the fort - where a number of French soldiers who fought on the American side during the Revolution are buried - and police have been regularly patrolling it since. State Police have made a number of arrests for vandalism and trespassing over the past couple of weeks, police say.
In a statement, Police Chief Robert Sawtelle says:
Fort Revere is part of American History, located right here in Hull. It is also hallowed ground for the French, and we will not tolerate its disrespect, destruction or desecration. This is a quality of life issue for our community, and we stand with our partners in the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Massachusetts State Police in the protection and conservation of Fort Revere.