BRUNSWICK — An individual who distributed fliers from a group named “The Forest Brothers,” equating the LGBT movement to communism was caught by Brunswick police on Sept. 15.

The Brunswick resident, who police have not yet identified, was nabbed after leaving more fliers in the Maine Street area. Surveillance video captured a license plate, leading investigators to the individual.

Fliers left earlier in the week were emblazoned with a logo for “The Forest Brothers,” originally a group of Baltic-based resistance fighters that fought against Soviet invasion and occupation during WWII.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which keeps a database tracking the movement of hate groups across the country, does not recognize the organization. Neither does Maine ACLU.

Similar fliers were found at the Cook’s Corner Burger King in early September, and on the car of Town Councilor Kathy Wilson on Sept. 11, which she discovered after a 9/11 memorial service.

She said she felt the flier was a form of threat, and was likely left on her car because of a rainbow bumper sticker. “I do take it as a threat, only because of my experience all these years. I am very,very active in the gay community and everybody knows about it.”

Brunswick Police have sent information about individual who distributed the fliers to the civil rights division of the Maine Attorney General’s Office for review. The person has been served a “department harassment warning” advising no contact with Wilson.