***UPDATE***
 
Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Section detectives are investigating criminal mischief as a hate crime at a church in North Amityville that occurred yesterday. An unknown person or people spray painted satanic graffiti at Prayer Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, located at 3550 Great Neck Road sometime on Saturday.
 
The investigation is continuing.  Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Hate Crimes Section at 631-852-6323 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Below is the original update.

North Amityville, New York on Between Friday, June 16, 2017 and Saturday, June 17, 2017

Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Section detectives are investigating three instances of Criminal Mischief as a hate crime that occurred at churches in North Amityville overnight.

An unknown person or people spray painted satanic graffiti at Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 471 Albany Ave., Zion Gospel Church, located at 90 Warren St., and Amityville Full Gospel Tabernacle, located at 30 Brefni St., sometime between 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 16 and 10:55 a.m. Saturday, June 17.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Hate Crimes Section at 631-852-6323 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Case#: EB/1920

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