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Reward offered in $66G parkland damage on Shelter Island last year

Images released by police show the area on

Images released by police show the area on Shelter Island where trees and vegetation were damaged in January 2018. Credit: SCPD

Suffolk County authorities are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who can help authorities identify and locate whoever damaged more than an acre of parkland in the Hay Beach section of Shelter Island in 2018.

 On Jan. 7 and/or Jan. 8, 2018, trees and vegetation were cut down, causing an estimated $66,000 in damages, according to a Suffolk County Crime Stoppers news release Thursday.

The destruction occurred near Menhaden Lane and Gardiners Bay Drive, authorities said in the release, which included images of the damage.

The Shelter Island Police Department and Suffolk district attorney’s office are also looking for leads.

Anyone with information is urged to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477 or email at

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