27 July 2021
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


New York State Police have charged three men with Grand Larceny in the third degree as a hate crime, a class C felony, following an incident that occurred in Delaware County.

On July 24, 2021, at approximately 10:42 a.m., a Jewish man reported that he was walking along Main Street in the village of Fleischmanns when a man got out of a pickup truck and stole the victim’s shtreimel (fur hat). The suspect returned to the pickup truck, which was occupied by the two other suspects, who all shouted anti-Semitic slurs and then drove off.

Investigators were able to develop information that led them to the suspects.  They are identified as:

  •  Johan P. Diamond, age 21 of Grand Gorge, NY. 
  • Korey O. Bush, age 25 of Ashland, NY
  • Wesley R. Eignor Jr., age 24 of Denver, NY

Investigators were able to recover the Shtreimel.   

Diamond was arrested on July 25, and Bush and Eignor were arrested on July 26.  All three were arraigned and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.



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