Police Investigate Vandalism in Chandler Square

Police Investigate Vandalism in Chandler Square

Four intoxicated male individuals can be seen on video surveillance kicking a light pole, throwing a garbage can and vandalizing storefronts near the Chandler Square ice cream shop in Port Jefferson Oct. 27. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. 

Video of the incident, which was posted on Facebook by Gina Daleo, co-owner of the Port Jefferson Ice Cream Café has been shared over 3,400 times. 

Kathianne Snaden, Port Jeff Village trustee and liaison to code enforcement, said that they found out about the incident when the video began circulating on social media. 

“We reached out to Gina, and she informed us that Suffolk police was handling the situation,” she said. 

Snaden said the property that was vandalized is owned by Daleo and her boyfriend. The private security camera system is connected to the SCPD’s real-time crime center. 

In terms of code enforcement in the village, Snaden said that in criminal matters they hand things off to the county police, though it depends on the situation as they could be asked to assist them as well.

Suffolk County police said in an email that they had not received any calls at that time. In a later statement at the Nov. 4 village board meeting they said they are currently investigating the incident. 

In the Facebook post, Daleo told users to message her if anyone has any information on the identities of the individuals. 

 

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