Teens Found With Nazi Banners, Weapons at East Fishkill Soccer Field, Police Say
Three Hudson Valley teens were allegedly found by police with Nazi banners, a rifle, knifes, gun ammo and more while parked at a local soccer field.
On the evening of Oct. 5, East Fishkill Police responded to a call of a teenager spotted with a knife at the East Fishkill Soccer Complex on Route 52 in Wiccopee.
Responding officers found three teens, two 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old all from Fishkill, sitting on the bed of a pickup truck that was parked in the lot of the soccer complex.
Officers located two banners bearing Nazi symbols, two knives, undisclosed military items and rifle ammunition, police say. No rifle was found on the scene at that time.
The owner of the truck, an 18-year-old from Poughkeepsie, returned to his vehicle while police were investigating. A second car, belonging to one of the 18-year-old's, was parked next to the truck.
The second car had a .22 caliber rifle with no ammunition locked in the trunk of the car, officials say.
The rifle was legally purchased by the 18-year-old and was legally possessed. The other items located by police were also lawfully purchased, police say.
After interviewing the teenagers none were charged, because police say they didn’t appear to pose a threat to anyone at the soccer complex or other East Fishkill Recreation facilities.
Authorities later learned one 18-year-old allegedly damaged a soccer field pennant. He was later charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.
The parents of all the teens were notified.