The Greenburgh Police department sent out the following media release advising of an Anti Semitic and racist graffiti act at a construction site in unincorporated Greenburgh. I have received some phone calls and e mails from concerned residents. I want to reassure the community that this is being taken very seriously. We are not taking this act lightly and will not tolerate any acts of hate in our town.
In August I had received a very disturbing hate mail and threat directed at me. The Greenburgh Police department did a great job investigating the incident. They made an arrest. I was very impressed with the professionalism, quick action and abilities of the Greenburgh Police department and know that they will do whatever they can to find those who are guilty of committing any hate crime. They are following up on all leads. We have a great police department!
The incident described below is not just about hateful graffiti. This kind of hate is horrible because it does not represent the Greenburgh way of life. Our community values diversity. We will never tolerate hate against anyone --religious, sexual orientation, ethnicity. A hate crime against one group is considered a hate crime against the entire community. We must all live together and respect each other.
DATE: September 22, 2017 Incident: Criminal Mischief
On Friday, September 22, 2017, at 9:30 A.M. this agency received a report of criminal mischief at a construction site located at Chauncey Circle, in the Ardsley section of the Town of Greenburgh. Officers discovered various pieces of construction equipment spray painted with racist and anti-Semitic wording, as well as other graffiti depicting male genitals. There was damage to heavy duty equipment including a forklift with a shattered window. Greenburgh Police Detectives responded to the scene to photograph and search for potential evidence.
This incident is currently under investigation. The Greenburgh Police are asking for the public’s assistance to provide any information that may lead to an arrest in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call Greenburgh Police Detectives at (914) 989-1725, or the Greenburgh Police Desk at (914) 989-1710. All calls will be kept confidential.
Captain Brian J. Ryan