Hauppauge, NY - December 6, 2016 - Suffolk County Police today arrested two teens for causing approximately $23,000 in damage to a parked vehicle in Hauppauge in August.
Apostolos Calamara, 17, and a 15-year-old male damaged a 2012 Mercedes Sprinter van that was parked at 400 East Rabro Drive on August 29. The teens used a stolen handicap sign to break windows and a wooden pole to damage the exterior of the vehicle. In addition, they etched graffiti, including a swastika, into the van with a sharp object.
Following an investigation, Hate Crimes Unit detectives arrested Calamara, of Hauppauge, and the juvenile and charged them with Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, a felony. Calamara was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip and the juvenile was issued an appearance ticket and released to his parents.
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