Groton woman charged with racial intimidation after defacing photos

Norwich — Police arrested a Groton woman on a racial intimidation charge Thursday after she allegedly destroyed and defaced photos of her adult daughter’s boyfriend and wrote racial epithets on them.

Laurie L. Scheetz, 52, of 90 Riverview Ave., Groton, was charged at 5:50 p.m. Thursday with one count each of intimidation by bigotry or bias and third-degree criminal mischief. She was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Nov. 1 in Norwich Superior Court.

Police described the incident as a domestic dispute, saying Scheetz allegedly objected to her daughter’s boyfriend, tore up photos of him and wrote racial epithets on the photos and destroyed some of his clothing.

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