Reward Offered In Columbus Statue Vandalism


(BINGHAMTON, NY) – Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and District Attorney Steve Cornwell, along with members of local Italian-American clubs, today called on the public, for information leading to an arrest, in the recent graffiti and vandalism of the Christopher Columbus statue, on the lawn of the Broome County Court House.

A $2,500 reward has been issued for information leading to an arrest.

“I said it before. There is ZERO tolerance for vandalism of public property,” said Garnar. “It is disrespectful. Regardless of your beliefs, it is unacceptable.”

“Vandalizing government property, with damages valued in excess of $250, is considered Criminal Mischief, in the third degree, a class E Felony,” said District Attorney Steve Cornwell. “In Broome County, vandalism to any statue, or government property, will not be tolerated, and will be treated as a serious criminal matter.”

Anyone with information on the recent vandalism is asked to call the Broome County District Attorney’s Office, at (607) 778-2423.

10/11/2017 - 11:35am