With Community Assistance, Revere Police Make Arrest in Lantern Road Hate Crime
July 1, 2020
Mayor Arrigo Applauds Diligence of Revere Police, Office of District Attorney Rachael Rollins for Collaborative Work Ending in Suspect's Arrest
REVERE, MA - Revere Police Department last night arrested Jason Pagliuca, 38, of Revere in connection with a June 11 incident on Lantern Road in which several swastikas were spray painted on a vehicle and the words “white power” were spray-painted on the street. Pagliuca will be arraigned this afternoon on two charges, the defacement of real or personal property and Assault, Assault and Battery or property damage for the purpose of intimidation (based on the victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability). Revere Police detectives received information from the public that resulted in the execution of a search warrant at the home of the suspect. Revere Police recovered evidence directly related to the case which led to the arrest of the individual.
“I want to thank our detectives for their hard work and diligence in identifying the perpetrator of this hate crime, our partners in the District Attorney’s office for their continued support throughout the investigation, and the community leaders who continue to call attention to the injustices that exist in our city,” Mayor Arrigo said. “Sadly, this crime is an example of the racism many of our residents experience on an ongoing basis. We will not allow hatred in our city and we must continue to call it out and address it. I look forward to the continued work with leaders and stakeholders across our city toward an anti-racist Revere. ”
“The men and women of the Revere Police Department work tirelessly to ensure every Revere resident feels safe, welcomed and protected. The arrest in this case should serve as a warning to anyone who seeks to intimidate or spread hate in our city. As always, we will investigate any report of a hate crime vigorously and we will work in partnership with the District Attorney’s office to prosecute these heinous crimes to the fullest extent of the law,” said Police Chief Dave Callahan, whose public swearing in as the City’s 26th Chief of Police is scheduled for next week. “I’m grateful for the diligent work of our detectives in this case and to the members of the community who assisted us in this investigation.”