3 people identified in vandalism of mosque property

Posted 4 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

WATERPORT – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office has identified three people responsible for the vandalism that took place Thursday night at the World Sufi Foundation Mosque on Fuller Road in the Town of Carlton.

All three of the alleged perpetrators are under 21 and three live locally. They have been interviewed by investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and they will surrender themselves to the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

At around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to 1529 Fuller Rd. Unknown suspects had apparently poured an unknown type accelerant on the front lawn of the mosque, in the shape of a cross, and ignited it. A similar smaller cross was burned in the lawn near the southwest corner of the property.

While the investigation is continuing, the Sheriff’s Office does not believe at this time there are any other suspects to be identified.