Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism at Waterport mosque
Press Release, Sheriff Scott Hess
WATERORT – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation of an act of vandalism that took place at the World Sufi Foundation Mosque in the Town of Carlton.
At around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to 1529 Fuller Rd. Unknown suspect(s) 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.
Sheriff’s investigators were in the area this morning canvassing for any possible witnesses. This incident is being treated as a bias crime and if perpetrator(s) are identified they will be arrested and prosecuted.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator C.J. Laubacher at (585) 589-5527.