Police Announce Five Arrests in Connection with Racist, Gang-Related Graffiti Discovered at Syosset High School

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Officials report that the walls, doors and windows of the school had been sprayed painted with anti-Semitic writings, "MS13," and other profanities.

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NCPD announced that (L to R) Alexa Ronayne, Andrew Harris, Angelo Madia, Christopher Belmonte, and Julian Kim have been arrested in connection with a Bias Incident in Syosset.

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Syosset, NY - December 21, 2017 - The Nassau County Police Department has announced that the five individuals have been arrested in connection with a Bias Incident that was discovered on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 6:53 am in Syosset.
 
According to detectives, a school security officer discovered that the walls, doors and windows in the rear of Syosset High School – 70 Southwoods Road, had been sprayed painted with anti-Semitic writings that included swastikas. Also discovered written in various colors of spray paint were ‘MS13” and other profanities. The incident occurred between the hours of 2:00 am and 4:00 am.  
 
  • Angelo Madia of Syosset, 17, is charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Aggravated Harassment 1st Degree and Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree. He will be arraigned Thursday, December 21, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
  • Christopher Belmonte of Syosset, 17, is charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree.
  • Andrew Harris of Syosset, 17, is charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Aggravated Harassment 1st Degree and Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree.
  • Julian Kim of Syosset, 17, is charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree.
They were issued Appearance Tickets to appear at First District Court on Friday, January 5, 2018.
 
  • Alexa Ronayne of Syosset, 17, is charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree. She was issued an appearance ticket to appear at First District Court on Friday, January 12, 2018.
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