Amityville, NY - July 2, 2015 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for leaving racist and alarming messages at a church in Amityville.
On Wednesday, July 1, the Pastor of the New Hope Institutional Baptist Church located at 30 Harrison Avenue, Amityville called Suffolk County Police to report a racist and alarming telephone message left at the church. Hate Crimes Unit detectives were notified and initiated an investigation.
Detectives arrested Elisa Pellino at her home in Farmingdale tonight at approximately 5:50 p.m.
Pellino, 66, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree as a Hate Crime.
She will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 3.
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