On July 3rd, police say vandals destroyed several American flags flying on either side of the Mianus River Bridge in Greenwich. That was bad enough.
Police told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams that someone spray painted the word “hoax” on the base of the monument.
Windows were destroyed on at least six cars at a parking lot near the town’s train station, police said.
Some residents living along Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge woke up Sunday to find swastikas etched backwards into the hoods of their cars.
The playground at the Lynn Crest Elementary School in the Colonia section of Woodbridge, NJ was burned to the ground. The jungle-gym was set on fire over the weekend, according to police.
Allan Swafford has been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, criminal mischief and burglary. Police say he was at the controls of a stolen excavator that was used to wreck a brand new playground in Far Rockaway.
Police said on Wednesday night, several statues outside the Visitation Academy were knocked off their pedestals. A statue of a lamb was also decapitated.
Police said someone commandeered a front loader parked at the Beach 29th Street playground and used it to plow through the property, damaging almost every piece of equipment at the park.
Pastor Terrence Webber said when he arrived at Trinity St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Maspeth around 8 a.m. Wednesday, he noticed a Star of David with a swastika in the center painted on the Church office door.
Police are investigating after someone apparently used those vehicles for target practice overnight.
David Haddad, 56, was arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic phone calls to elderly women and vandalized the inside of an apartment building.
A Manhattan man has been arrested in connection with a series of hate crimes. The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force has been investigating a number of hate crimes in the city since early December, including a number of anti-Semitic phone calls as well as anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalism.
“This is just the latest in a series of ongoing anti-Semitic occurrences in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and people are justifiably very concerned and upset,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
Vandals hit eight times, desecrating nativity scenes across the area. So far no arrests have been made, but if and when the perpetrators are caught, it will be prosecuted as a hate crime and could be a felony, police said.
This time of year religious statues represent people’s reasons for the season — their belief in the birth of Jesus Christ. The season in Yonkers something unusual for the area has happened.