HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NY — January 17, 2016 — “Approximately three weeks ago the Hastings on Hudson Police Department received a complaint of graffiti on a residents home. The graffiti was anti-Semitic in nature. As the child of a parent who survived the Nazi occupation of Sicily during WWII, I take this type of incident very seriously. We are investigating the incident and believe it was likely the work of youth and not random. As is often the case, many people who commit such crimes are not fully aware of the true meaning of the message they are sending. Unfortunately there were no witnesses or video and, so far, no suspects in this case. Hastings is a tolerant community with no recent history of this sort of behavior. If any member of the community has leads regarding this crime, please call the Police Department at 914-478-2344 or you can use our anonymous tip reporting source, TIP411, located on the village web page. ”
Anthony M. Visalli is Hastings-on-Hudson Village Chief of Police.