The First Squad reports the details of a Bias Incident that occurred on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at 9:00 am in Merrick.According to detectives, First Precinct officers responded for a Bias Incident that occurred at the Chatterton School, located at 108 Merrick Avenue. Upon arrival officers observed 2 (two) swastikas spray painted in black paint on playground equipment. The swastikas were approximately 12” x 12” in size. The investigation is ongoing.Detective’s request anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
***UPDATE***A 14-year-old male juvenile from Freeport has been arrested for the above Bias Incident. The investigation is ongoing. The juvenile defendant is charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd degree, Aggravated Harassment 1st degree, Making Graffiti and Possession of Graffiti Instruments. He was issued an appearance ticket that is returnable to Nassau County Family Court.
***UPDATE***A second fourteen-year-old male juvenile from Bellmore has been arrested for the above Bias Incident. The investigation is ongoing. The juvenile defendant is charged with Aggravated Harassment 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Possession of a Graffiti Instrument, and Making Graffiti. He was issued an Appearance ticket returnable to Nassau County Family Court on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.