Suffolk County Police Arrest 2 Suspects In Graffiti-Spraying

NORTH AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County Police arrested two Lindenhurst men who, they say, spray-painted the exterior of a building that houses the Farmingdale First Baptist Church in North Amityville.

Police say a caller reported two men spray painting an exterior wall at approximately 12:50 p.m. First Precinct Officers James Knoblach and Eric Dennis responded to 51 East St. and found the building tagged with “SOP” and “Shake” on its side.

The suspects fled on foot but were arrested a short time later.

After an investigation by the Graffiti Task Force, 19-year-old Steven Yurcak and 18-year-old Jake Matthews were charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti.

Police say the suspects claimed they did not know the building housed a church. They will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 1.

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  • You mad son?

    You should mind your own bussiness thor go back to ya comic book sotre son dont get beat up

  • thor's hammer

    they fled on foot …they knew they were doing something wrong. doesn’t matter if it was a church, school or someone’s business. get a job, buy some paint and canvas or go to art school. spare me (and other taxpayers) the “we were bored,” “there’s nothing to do in our town,” and other variations on a theme. and now judgement. first: revokation of driver’s licenses for 1 year (it’s a privilege, and not a right. second: 1,000 hours each of manual labor community service. perhaps the last 250 could be working with an art therapy program in a nursing home or va hospital. time to grow up. oh yes,i it goes without saying – financial restitution in double the amount of cleanup costs NOT coming from the parents’ wallets.

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