Hate messages spray-painted in Cranston

Hate messages and anti-Semitic markings including the letters of the KKK and swastikas were found on the pavement next to Stebbins Field in Cranston.

The  spray paint was discovered on Tuesday. Police tell ABC 6 News they are treating this as a hate crime.

"It’s sad that people still are brought up that way and people think that way,” said Deanna Kelly.

The messages were written on the paved section in–between the basketball courts and the football stadium.

One of the markings read, "I hate Jews" another "I hate Arabs"

Some of the content too foul for us to show on TV.

"It’s very surprising,” said Robert Lyons. "It makes me feel mad."

Parks and Rec workers quickly covered up the messages and crude drawing.

Now, only black smears remain in that spot

Resident tell us they want to see the people who did this caught.

"It’s so bad,” said Berta Santas. "It’s not nice."

The messages of hate come just two days after a swastika was found outside of a Pawtucket synagogue.

People we spoke with saying this needs to stop.

"It’s pretty disturbing especially nowadays where there are so many different cultures and religions,” said Kelly.

No arrests have been made so far. Cranston police are asking anyone with information to give them a call.

(C) WLNE 2016