Highland Park, NJ – A 52 year old New Brunswick man has been placed under arrest and charged with five counts of criminal mischief after smashing the windows of five Jewish owned businesses in Highland Park.
Richard Green of Bayard Street was arrested this afternoon in New Brunswick. No determination has been made yet if the incident will be considered a bias crime and an ongoing investigation will determine if Green was responsible for other acts of criminal mischief that have occurred in the past few days.
According to Highland Park mayor Stephen Nolan, Green has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation.
“I am very pleased that police worked so quickly and with the community to apprehend this individual just hours after the incidents occurred,” Mayor Nolan told VIN News. “It is a testament to Highland Park which is all about tolerance and working together peacefully.”