I was extremely upset to learn of the destruction and vandalism that occurred last week at the Church of St. Joseph in Spring Valley. According to the Spring Valley Police Department thousands of dollars’ worth of damage was done by an individual breaking numerous pieces of property and statues at the Church.
While I personally view this incident as a hate crime, we do not yet know what type of charges the perpetrator will face. The Spring Valley Police Department has asked that anyone with information about this crime call or email them at 845-356-7400 and firstname.lastname@example.org and I ask our residents to do so as well.
We must all roundly and universally condemn hatred or intolerance whenever and wherever they rear their ugly heads to ensure that Rockland County will remain a welcoming home to all our residents.