PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A statue of the Virgin Mary was beheaded in Port Jefferson Station over the weekend, according to Suffolk County Police.
The statue was vandalized at the Church of Saint Majella in Port Jefferson Station sometime between Friday and Sunday.READ MORE: 5 Wounded, Including 3 Teens, In Drive-By Shooting Outside Bronx Warehouse Party
Investigators are treating the matter as a hate crime.READ MORE: Family Members: Woman Originally From Long Island Among The Missing In Florida Condo Collapse
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. You can also text “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or submit a tip by email by clicking here.MORE NEWS: Woman Struck And Killed While Pushing Baby In Stroller In Queens
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