Walter Maxim, 44, of Beachwood, was charged with three counts of Bias Intimidation, Terroristic Threats, Stalking, and Harassment.
On Monday, an individual appeared at Beachwood Police Department Headquarters to report that he and members of his family had been the victims of bias-related threats and communications.
The victim stated that his son attends school outside the state of New Jersey, and was known to Maxim’s family. A subsequent investigation by the Beachwood Police Department determined that between July 2023 and the present, Maxim sent the victim’s son numerous text messages which contained racial slurs, vulgarities, and threatening statements directed toward him and his family. The victim’s son did request that Maxim refrain from contacting him, but the threatening messages continued.
On October 24, 2023, Maxim was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he is presently lodged pending a detention hearing.