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Bethel PD Dispatched to Molten Java in Bethel for Report of Burned and Stolen Rainbow Flag in Front of Business

Report by Paula Antolini, April 6, 2021, 6:04PM EDT

Bethel Police reported an incident that occurred at Molten Java, 213 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel CT as follows:

“On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at approximately 8:20AM Bethel Police Officers were dispatched to 213 Greenwood Ave., Molten Java, for a report of a flag being burned during the overnight.

Officers responded and determined that a rainbow flag that had been hanging at the business on the outside porch had been removed and damaged at some point during the overnight hours.

Video surveillance of the incident was obtained, which shows two individuals removing the flag from the business and subsequently leaving the area. One of the individuals is seen later returning the damaged flag.

Officers are actively investigating the incident and request that anyine who may have infirmation regarding the incident, or additional video surveillance, to cintact Det. DiRago at mdirago@bethelpd.com or 203-744-7900 Ext. 115.

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