Duxbury man charged in theft, destruction of BLM banners

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DUXBURY — A Duxbury man will be charged in connection with larceny and destruction of property after Black Lives Matter banners were stolen on two separate occasions from the First Parish Church on Tremont St.

Around 11 a.m. Thursday, members of the church notified Duxbury Police that a Black Lives Matter banner had been stolen from the lawn of the church overnight.

Duxbury Officers and Detectives were able to identify a suspect in the theft and the possible location of the banner.

Using video and other evidence, officers developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant for a home at 14 Starboard Way in Duxbury.

Evidence obtained because of the search and from other sources indicates that, on two occasions, Zachary Brousseau, 31, of 14 Starboard Way, Duxbury stole banners from the lawn of the church.

In January, the church reported the first banner theft.

During Thursday’s search, a badly damaged banner, believed to be from the January incident, was recovered.

Charges of Destruction of Church Property and Larceny will be filed against Brousseau in Plymouth District Court.

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