The Haverstraw Police Department has apprehended Mary Cordero, a 19-year-old resident of Spring Valley, New York, in connection with the theft of an Israeli flag from a location in Pomona, New York. The arrest follows a detailed investigation by the authorities.
Upon completion of the investigation, Cordero was charged with petit larceny as a hate crime. This charge indicates that the theft was motivated by bias, an aspect taken seriously by law enforcement agencies.
Under current legislative restrictions, Cordero was released on an appearance ticket, which mandates her return to the Town of Haverstraw Justice Court at a later date. The use of appearance tickets in such cases is standard procedure, aimed at balancing the rights of the accused with the needs of the judicial process.
The Haverstraw Police Department has reiterated its commitment to upholding the law and ensuring that all individuals, regardless of the charges they face, are treated fairly and justly throughout the legal process. Further details about the case will be made available as the court proceedings continue.