Two Lake Ronkonkoma teens were arrested Wednesday and charged with damaging a menorah at Raynor County Park on Monday, police said.
Hate Crimes Unit detectives were able to track down the two 15-year-old males who were responsible for removing two arms from the menorah and breaking some of its bulbs, police said.
The teens, who were not identified because of their age and were charged as juvenile delinquents, face one count of fourth degree criminal mischief and were released to their parents, police said. They will appear in court at a later date.
The menorah was temporarily fixed in time for it to be lit for the final two nights of Hanukkah.
"We just wanted to show whoever vandalized it that we are stronger than they are," Paul Weber, of the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce, told Patch of the quick repairs.