Updated 11/12/2011 04:04 PM
Queens Swastika Graffiti Suspect Arraigned On Four Counts Of Criminal Mischief
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A 40-year-old man was arraigned on hate crime charges in Queens Saturday.
Franco Rodriguez is being held on $5,000 bail for allegedly painting swastikas on several buildings.
He did not enter a plea during his court appearance. Rodriguez has been charged with four counts of malicious mischief, all as hate crimes.
Police sources say he was identified on video surveillance.
Sources also say he made statements incriminating himself in four of the five recent incidents, and police believe he is responsible for the fifth.
Swastikas were found painted on two public library branches, a synagogue and a church.