NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested the man they say vandalized a historic Black church on Staten Island.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force said 36-year-old John Quesada was charged with criminal mischief in the April 26 incident.READ MORE: NYPD Lieutenant Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
⚠️ Update: Detectives from the HCTF have arrested John C. Quesada, 36, undomiciled, and charged him with Criminal Mischief, for the vandalism of the Rossville AME Zion Church, a historic landmark in Staten Island. https://t.co/UP4RZIbP2x pic.twitter.com/ZudSy3sR3v
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Quesada is accused of smashing the front door and basement windows of Rossville AME Zion Church in Sandy Ground.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman, 61, Killed In West Islip House Fire
The church has been in the community since the early 1800s and is a historic landmark in the borough.