Residents to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity to Public Safety and
Suspected Instances of Hate to Anti-Bias Task Force
Commack – On Tuesday, September 3,
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci denounced the painted anti-Semitic graffiti
vandals left at Sunshine Acres Park on Townline Road in Commack over the
holiday weekend and urged residents to report suspicious activity and instances
of hate to the Town.
“The swastika is symbol meant to
threaten and intimidate and this demonstration of hate will not be tolerated in
the Town of Huntington,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, who visited the
park on Monday, September 2 to be briefed by Director of General Services,
Andre Sorrentino, whose staff temporarily painted over the graffiti with green
paint on a paved path over the Labor Day holiday weekend until they would be
able to permanently sealcoat the area.
They were joined by Public Safety
security guard Dan Froehlich, who was patrolling the trail in the park and
informed the Supervisor that he has personally broken up groups of young people
loitering in the park.
“Our Department of Public Safety is
ramping up foot patrols at the park and I urge our residents to stay vigilant
and report suspicious activity in our parks to the Department of Public Safety
and suspected instances of hate to the Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force,” said
The Department of Public Safety reported the hate crime to the Suffolk County
Police Department this weekend, as is standard protocol. Suspicious or illegal
activity in Town parks can be reported to the Department of Public Safety to
investigate at http://www.huntingtonny.gov/public-safety
or their 24-hour emergency hotline, (631) 351-3234.
The Security Division of the
Department of Public Safety is responsible for the daily patrol of 77 Town
facilities, consisting of buildings, properties, beaches and parks, as well as
railroad stations and surrounding parking facilities located within the Town.
The Town's Park Rangers are New York State Certified Peace Officers tasked with
keeping the general public order and protecting Town parks, beaches, and other
Residents can report instances of
hate or bias to the Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force through their Town Department
of Human Services liaison, Department Director Carmen Kasper at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (631) 351-3304.
In the photo: Director of General
Services Andre Sorrentino and Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci on the paved trail
at Sunshine Acres Park with the painted area covering anti-Semitic graffiti
over the holiday weekend; Director of General Services Andre Sorrentino and
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci with Public Safety patrolman Dan Froehlich Monday,
September 2, 2019.