GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of NW 53rd Ave in reference to a suspicious incident. A resident reported that after leaving her home for a brief amount of time, she located a suspicious item in her yard. The item is described as a clear plastic bag filled with kernels of corn and a white sheet of paper promoting anti-Semitism and white supremacy. The bag was collected and entered into GPD Evidence.
A neighbor reported observing a black sedan with occupants wearing black face masks throwing the bags out of the car into driveways. At approximately 3:15 p.m. a neighbor’s Ring camera captured a black vehicle slowly driving through the neighborhood.
State and nationwide law enforcement agencies have been notified of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact GPD at 352-955-1818 or can remain anonymous by reporting tips to the Alachua County Crime Stoppers at www.stopcrime.tv.
The Gainesville Police Department understands this incident may cause emotional distress. We encourage our neighbors to speak with a victim advocate via the help line at 352-264-6760.
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