First Squad detectives report the details of an arrest for a criminal mischief/hate crime that occurred in Freeport on Saturday, 08/15/15 at 12:25 A.M.
According to detectives, Victor Wilson, 49, no address available, went into the front garden of Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church located at 37 S. Ocean Ave. and placed articles of clothing over the heads of religious statues, in addition to breaking one. Freeport police officers recognized the defendant from previous arrests involving religious places of worship.
Wilson is being charged with Aggravated Harassment 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree (as a hate crime) and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree (for previously damaging flood lights at the same church on Friday, 08/14/15). He was arraigned on Saturday, 08/15/15 in First District Court, Hempstead.