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NCPD: Yeshiva Student Confesses to Bias Crime

NCPD: Yeshiva Student Confesses to Bias Crime

Cedarhurst - (WALK) A Queens teen is accused of drawing anti-semitic graffiti at the Long Island Rail Road station in Cedarhurst.

The suspect, Jonathan Schuster, 18, of Far Rockaway, is a senior at Priority-1: Torah Academy of Lawrence-Cedarhurst.  He faces charges including eight counts of felony criminal mischief as a hate crime, according to Nassau Police.

Schuster allegedly used a black felt pen to mark-up the train station at least eight times since December of 2012.  He was charged Thursday after a year-long investigation by the MTA Police, the NCPD, and help by Nassau County Crime Stoppers.

Nassau County Police Explorers, a group of young volunteers preparing for careers in law enforcement distributed wanted/reward posters at train stations throughout the Five Towns communities of Nassau County, said police.

Police continue their investigation into other cases of anti-semetic graffiti at LIRR station in the Five Towns communities, including in Lawrence, Cedarhurst and Hewlett.

Photo: Liore

 

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