You are reading

Police Arrest Forest Hills Man Who Allegedly Scrawled Swastika on Rego Park Synagogue

The swastika scrawled outside the Rego Park Jewish Center (Photo courtesy of Queens Shmira and GMaps)

April 16, 2021 By Christian Murray

The police have arrested a Forest Hills man who allegedly scrawled a swastika next to a Rego Park synagogue in February.

Ramtin Rabenou, 41, a resident of the Parker Towers complex at 104-20 Queens Blvd., allegedly drew the swastika with a black marker across a “public property” sign affixed to steps leading up to the Rego Park Jewish Center.

The graffiti was discovered on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 17, and reported to police.

The Jewish center, located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., is just a short walk from Rabenou’s Parker Towers apartment.

Rabenou has been charged with aggravated harassment in the first degree. There was no charge pertaining to a bias crime, although the investigation is still ongoing.

Queens Shmira, a volunteer group, reported the crime to police after a resident called its hotline number. The group then worked with police from the 112th Precinct that made the arrest.

Elected officials condemned the hateful graffiti at the time and noted that it is part of a recent wave of racist activity throughout Queens.

The swastika scrawled outside the Rego Park Jewish Center in February (Photo courtesy of Queens Shmira)

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Local electeds rally at Flushing Library, urge Mayor Adams’ administration to reverse library budget cuts as city’s deadline approaches

Jun. 24, 2024 By Athena Dawson

Local elected officials and advocates held a rally at Flushing Library to call on Mayor Adams’ administration to fully restore $58.3 million in funding for the city’s library systems on Sunday, June 23. Supporters are pushing for a resolution before the deadline for the city’s budget at the end of the month.  

Woman found dead with ‘visible signs of trauma’ inside her Little Neck home: NYPD

NYPD detectives are working to determine how a woman was killed inside a Little Neck home on Saturday morning.

Police from the 111th Precinct in Bayside responded to a 911 call of an unconscious woman inside a home on 58th Avenue near 251st Street, two blocks south of the Long Island Expressway, where they found a 44-year-old victim lying face down on the floor with visible signs of trauma to her back, police said. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. She was later identified as Kate Tierney.

Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run on Clearview Expressway in Bayside; White Plains driver busted in Fresh Meadows: NYPD

A Westchester motorist was arrested following a fatal hit-and-run that killed a motorcyclist on the Clearview Expressway in Bayside Saturday night.

Alex Cruz, 23, of Dekalb Avenue in White Plains, was taken into custody in Fresh Meadows less than two miles away from the crash scene that closed the southbound Clearview Expressway south of Northern Boulevard for hours.