YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – Authorities in Yorktown were alerted to a string of vandalism which occurred in early morning hours of January 4th on both town and private property.
Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater and Police Chief Robert Noble released the following joint statement:
“Earlier this morning, a number of acts of vandalism were discovered on Town Property. Four glass doors were shattered at the Yorktown Stage, a menorah was toppled at Veterans’ Field and multiple windows were broken at the John C. Hart Memorial Library. In addition, windows at the First Presbyterian Church and the St. Patrick’s Old Stone Church were also destroyed. As soon as these criminal acts were discovered town government took immediate action.
The Yorktown Police opened an investigation and are currently collecting evidence and reviewing video of the immediate and surrounding areas. At this point, the incidents appear linked. Town personnel are repairing the damaged town facilities.
The Town of Yorktown wholeheartedly condemns these hateful and disrespectful acts. We will attempt to identify and hold accountable those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
Destructive acts such as these have no place in Yorktown. They have no place in any community. We ask that our community assist our police department by sharing any information that may be helpful in the apprehension of those responsible for these crimes. If you have any relevant information, please contact the Yorktown Police Department by phone at 914-962-4141 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The town is monitoring its other public facilities and the Yorktown Police will maintain an increased presence.”