Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief of Police Griffin Banos of the Monroe Police Department made an official announcement today regarding the identification of a 15-year-old juvenile as the perpetrator behind the act of vandalism on the Congregation Etz Chaim Jewish Center. The incident, which occurred on November 9, 2023, involved graffiti found on the center’s premises.
The Monroe Police Department successfully concluded its investigation into the matter with the help of local residents and businesses. Detectives from the township were able to identify and interview the 15-year-old juvenile responsible for the act of vandalism. It has been determined that the individual does not pose a threat to the Jewish Community or the community at large.
As the investigation into this incident continues, charges are pending review by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Any individuals with relevant information are urged to contact Detective Dale Degraw of the Monroe Police Department at 732-521-0222 ext. 163.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office emphasizes its strong stance against hate in all forms. They remain committed to thoroughly investigating every reported bias incident within the community and will not hesitate to prosecute in accordance with the law.
In a related development, a photograph of a police car has been included in this news release, although it is not directly related to the incident at the Congregation Etz Chaim Jewish Center.
Please note that this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a judgment or conviction of the 15-year-old juvenile involved in the act of vandalism. The legal process will determine the appropriate course of action.