This past Friday/Saturday an individual(s) spray painted swastikas on 17 trees along a trail in Harris Whalen Park. This hateful and very juvenile act has no place in our community, our county, or our country. The Penfield Town Board and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office take these types of acts very seriously and have opened an active investigation. We continue to be troubled by the pain that these type of hate acts cause our residents and those visiting our park system.
The MCSO and our Town Parks Security have increased patrols in and around the area. The Penfield Town Board is interested in identifying and arresting the individuals, and prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law.
If you saw anything unusual Friday or Saturday at or around Harris Whalen Park to please call 911 and share that information. Any piece of information, regardless of how minor it may seem, may be of assistance in this investigation. Thank you in advance for helping us keep Penfield a community that does not—and will not—tolerate these types of actions by a few seriously misguided individuals.