Two men have been arrested and charged with bias crimes in a spate of Anti-Semitic graffiti this weekend at five locations on the North Shore, Nassau police said Sunday.
Between Friday and Saturday, Matthew Felicetti, 17, of Floral Park, and John Rocissano, 20, of Manhasset, painted swastikas at two schools, a synagogue and on a home and a street sign in a residential neighborhood, police said. The two men were arrested separately late Saturday afternoon, police said.
Early Saturday morning, a security guard at Roslyn High School found a swastika painted on a school bus parked in the front lot at the school.
In Plandome on Saturday, congregants of the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore repaired two broken windows and scrubbed off swastikas and graffiti that had been painted on the building's exterior.
Also on Saturday, a Roslyn Estates resident came home to find three swastikas painted his front door. Another swastika had been painted on a nearby street sign.
Police also disclosed Sunday that swastikas were painted at Munsey Park Elementary School, sometime between Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Felicetti was charged as an adult with five counts of aggravated harassment in the first degree, four counts of criminal mischief in the third degree and four counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, police said.
Rocissano was charged with eight counts of aggravated harassment in the first degree, seven counts of criminal mischief in the third degree and five counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, police said.
Neither the suspects nor their families could be reached immediately for comment.