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Warwick Teen Faces Hate Crime Charge For Anti-Semitic Graffiti At Cemetery

Graffitti from  the Beth Shalom Cemetery in Warwick.
Graffitti from the Beth Shalom Cemetery in Warwick. Photo Credit: Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County/Facebook

WARWICK, N.Y. – A Warwick teenager was indicted by a grand jury on charges of committing a hate crime in connection to swastikas that were spray painted at the Beth Shalom Cemetery last year, according to District Attorney David Hoovler.

The indictment alleges that Eric Carbanaro, 18, helped spray paint images of swastikas, the words “Heil Hitler” and Nazi “SS” symbols on the walls and headstones in the cemetery on the morning of Oct. 9, 2016.

The indictment also claims Carbanaro acted along with two others to destroy evidence of the crime by deleting images and other information from their cell phones, the District Attorney said.

“There is no room for this type of hateful desecration of religious property here in Orange County,” Hoovler said in a statement. “These anti-Semitic symbols and messages do not reflect the values of the overwhelming majority of Orange County and Warwick residents. Those who engage in hate crimes will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted by my office. I thank the New York State Police and the Town of Warwick Police Department for all of the resources that they have devoted to this investigation. The investigation into this matter will continue.”

Carbanaro was charged with fifth-degree conspiracy as a hate crime and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.

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