Palm Beach Police cite four for 'littering' with antisemitic flyers

PB Police Car
PB Police Car

Palm Beach Police issued “littering” citations to four men Saturday for distributing antisemitic flyers on the island, a department spokesman said Sunday.

The arrests of the out-of-state individuals came at 5 p.m., shortly after police sent out an alert to residents to report any antisemitic material they may have received.

Police identified the men as David Y. Kim, 60, of Pennsylvania; Jonathan K. Baldwin, 27, of Indiana; Jon E. Minadeo II, 40, of California; and Nicholas A. Bysheim, 33, of Maryland.

Police officials had asked residents to call its non-emergency line if they found the antisemitic material that was distributed in town on Saturday.

"The police department is aware of a group that entered town today and distributed antisemitic material," a town notice stated. The police department is looking for some examples of the materials to continue its investigation.

The department's non-emergency line can be reached at 561-838-5454.

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The incident comes on the heels of two antisemitic incidents in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton.

Earlier this month, West Palm Beach police received calls about hateful images and messages projected onto the side of a building at 325 Gardenia St. Near the building in a public garage, officers found two men wearing masks, as well as a rented truck with a projector and a generator, West Palm Beach police spokesman Mike Jachles said. No arrests were made, but the police department is still investigating.

Antisemitic material found in a Palm Beach driveway this weekend.
Antisemitic material found in a Palm Beach driveway this weekend.

Palm Beach Synagogue led a community gathering a few days later in response to the messages.

In what officials say is a related incident aimed at tainting celebratory Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events, residents of a Boca Raton neighborhood found antisemitic flyers sitting in their driveways and on their front yards. The flyers, packed into plastic zipper bags, displayed what one resident described as an obscene, antisemitic message.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Daily News: Palm Beach Police seek material to continue investigation into antisemitic acts