Cops: Teen charged with making graffiti in Greenlawn

A Suffolk County police investigator photographs a swastika

A Suffolk County police investigator photographs a swastika scrawled on a tree, across from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn. (May 7, 2013) (Credit: James Carbone)

A teenager was arrested Tuesday in connection with graffiti found scrawled in Greenlawn, including a swastika on a tree, Suffolk police said.

The tree with the anti-Semitic symbol and other graffiti, as well as profanity on at least one street sign were spotted at Grafton Street and Taylor Avenue, police said.

A teenager, 17, was charged with making graffiti, including the profane words, but not for the swastika, police said. Police declined to release the suspect's name, citing the ongoing investigation.

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Bias crime detectives are investigating.

Officers Tuesday morning could be seen cutting off the top of the corner street sign to preserve as evidence.

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