The Brunswick Police Department say they have identified the person who has been leaving flyers in town from a group named “The Forest Brothers.”

According to a press release issued by the department Friday afternoon, flyers were left in the Maine Street area Friday. Surveillance video captured a license plate which led police to the individual who distributed the flyers.

Police however are not releasing the person’s name until they finish investigating and determine whether a crime was committed.

“The department appreciates the information provided by the public identifying incidents where the ‘Forest Brothers’ flyers were distributed,” the release states. 

The investigation will be completed and provided to the civil rights division of the Maine Attorney General’s Office for review. 

In the mean time, police have served the individual, who is a Brunswick resident, with a harassment warning instructing him not to have contact with the complainant.

On Monday, Brunswick Town Councilor Kathy Wilson found a cryptic, anonymous flyer on her car’s windshield with what appeared to be an anti-homosexuality message.

The flyer claims to be from “The Forest Brothers,” and depicts what appears to be a rainbow flag, an equal sign and a Soviet hammer and sickle.

Wilson sits on the Human Rights Committee in Brunswick, and told The Times Record after finding the flier that the committee will look into the incident. 

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