Orangetown Police say the 2 people within the video dedicated quite a few acts of vandalism in and round Nyack.
Orangetown Police Division

Police stated the pair spray painted graffiti.

NYACK – Two New Metropolis males have been accused of spray-portray graffiti, together with a Star of David and “Vote for Trump,” on eleven locations in Nyack and inflicting hundreds of dollars value of injury throughout one night time of vandalism within the village.

Orangetown police stated James Shea, 26, and Jonathan Shashoua, 19, left graffiti throughout Nyack between 6 and 11 p.m. on Sept. 19. They were charged with 11 counts of criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments, all misdemeanors.

Shea and Shashoua turned themselves in on Tuesday and were arraigned in Nyack Village Court.

“Thousands of dollars of damage were committed to public and private property, including the new Nyack Skate Park in Memorial Park,” the Orangetown Police Department posted on its Facebook page in September, when they also released surveillance video of the suspects and asked the public for help identifying them.

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Sgt. Anthony Palazolo said a Star of David had been spray-painted in the park, and Capt. Donald Butterworth said one marking in the village said, “Vote for Trump.”

“They have a different bunch of symbols,” Butterworth said of the 11 incidents of graffiti. “One was black, some type of scribbles, symbol or combination of letters.”

Butterworth said detectives looked into whether the graffiti was racist, threatening or motivated by hate, but they determined that it was not.

“We certainly look into that stuff,” he said. “We didn’t find a nexus.”

“We did a lot of work,” he said. “There was a lot of graffiti throughout the village and I believe some into Clarkstown and Haverstraw this year.”

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