13 July 2020
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander
 
 

 
PRESS RELEASE
 

UPDATE: On July 15, 2020, State Police arrested two more juveniles for the racially biased graffiti on Sumner Brook Bridge.

A 15-year-old from Saranac Lake, was charged with Aggravated Harassment 1st degree and Making Graffiti

A 14-year-old from Saranac Lake, was charged with Making Graffiti

Previously, on July 12, a 15-year-old from Bloomingdale was charged with Criminal Mischief 4th degree as a hate crime, and Making Graffiti, and a 14-year-old from Bloomingdale was charged with Aggravated Harassment 1st degree and Making Graffiti.

All have been released with appearance tickets for Essex County Family Court.

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On July 10, 2020, State Police responded to a report of graffiti spray-painted underneath a bridge over Sumner Brook, on the Oregon Plains Road in the town of St. Armand. The graffiti consisted of swastikas and a racial slur. To date, two juveniles have been arrested. This investigation is continuing and further information will be released as it is available.

 

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