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2 Arrested for Spray-painting North Amityville Church

Two Lindenhurst teenagers who spray-painted the exterior of a building that houses the Farmingdale First Baptist Church in North Amityville were arrested Saturday, Suffolk County Police said.

Officers responded to East Street after a caller reported two men spray painting the building at 12:50 p.m. The men tagged the words “SOP” and Shake” on the side of the building, then fled on foot, police said.

Steven Yurcak, 19, and 18-year-old Jake Matthews, who police said claimed they did not know the building housed a church, were apprehended later the same day.

They were and charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti. They will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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