Massachusetts State Police are investigating what is believed to be an act of vandalism after an oil substance was found on a World War II memorial in South Boston Monday.
Authorities say they received a report around 11:30 a.m. that the World War II Memorial at Castle Island had been vandalized.
“Troopers responded and discovered a substance — believed to be some type of oil — splashed or poured onto the granite memorial, which is located at the beginning of the causeway heading out to Castle Island,” police said in a statement.
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation was called upon to clean the memorial, officials said.
DCR employee tries to scrub oil off the WWII Memorial on Castle Island.
He’s hoping a bucket of water and dish soap does the trick.
— Anaridis Rodriguez (@Anaridis) March 18, 2019
Police said investigators are looking into when exactly the alleged vandalism occurred.
Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 617-740-7710.
“It’s disgraceful” #SouthBoston WWII memorial has been vandalized with an oil based substance. You can see how after the cleanup how stained the memorial is. This is heartbreaking. #boston #veterans #WWII @boston25 pic.twitter.com/nle5ciurpJ
— Chetan Rakieten (@chetanrakieten) March 18, 2019