Two people were arrested — and more suspects are wanted — for their roles during a protest yesterday in Ithaca that involved threatening messages made in graffiti on the city police department headquarters.
Officers responded to East Clinton Street just past 5:15 pm and witnessed multiple subjects obstructing traffic in the roadway and spray painting various streets, sidewalks and the police station.
Thirty-two year old Lucas Bonnet from Trumansburg was arrested, along with a 15-year-old juvenile.
Police say others were also involved and their investigation continues.
“This act of vandalism is reprehensible, and criminal acts of this nature will not be tolerated,” said IPD chief Dennis Nayor. “For the past 18 weeks, the officers of the Ithaca Police Department have been thoroughly accommodating and highly professional during the scores of protests that have occurred, making this act even more deplorable.”
Ithaca Police were assisted by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police.
Anyone with additional information on the below graffiti should contact IPD and can do so anonymously.
Photos provided by the Ithaca Police Department: