Three houses of worship defaced with spray painted satanic graffiti, officials say.
SCPD are investigating three instances of Criminal Mischief as a hate crime that occurred at churches in North Amityville.
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North Amityville, NY - June 19, 2017 - Suffolk County Police Hate Crime Section detectives are investigating four instances of Criminal Mischief as a hate crime that occurred at churches in North Amityville between Friday, June 16, 2017 and Saturday, June 17, 2017.
An unknown person or people spray painted satanic graffiti at Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 471 Albany Ave., Zion Gospel Church, located at 90 Warren St., Amityville Full Gospel Tabernacle, located at 30 Brefni St., and Prayer Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, located at 3550 Great Neck Road sometime between 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 16 and 10:55 a.m. Saturday, June 17.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Hate Crimes Section at 631-852-6323 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.