Police have arrested two individuals in connection with the repeated vandalism of a controversial Eruv which encompasses Crown Heights.
The Eruv, which was built by members of Congregation Kol Israel this past summer, was vandalized on three separate occasions; one of those incidents affected the integrity of the adjacent Eruv in Park Slope.
A police report was filed and detectives from the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force began investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Now, months later, police have announced the arrest of two individuals – both of Israeli origin, Yosef Doran, 21, and another resident of Crown Heights, 36.
Both have been charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime.
After the arrest in the case, Naftali Hanau told DNAinfo that the synagogue was never “looking to have anyone thrown in jail.” To him, the bigger concern is the damage done to the Eruv, which he said cost about $11,000 to repair. “In my book, pay for the repairs and apologize and we’re good,” he said.