Guilford police have arrested a man accused of making threats to a family because of their race.
Brendan Garvey, 55, was arrested by warrant Wednesday. According to police, on Nov. 18 Garvey approached a family with children at an establishment in town, made comments that implied they didn’t belong in Guilford due to their race, and made threatening hand gestures.
The victims reported the incident to police.
Garvey was charged with intimidation based on bigotry or bias, threatening, and breach of peace. He was held on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 23.
“This will never be tolerated in Guilford. We appreciate the courage and willingness of the victims in this case to come forward and help ensure that no one else will be victimized by such hateful and ignorant behavior,” Guilford police wrote in a media release.