Police: 3 Men Charged For Defacing Huntington Village Businesses

Drake Mandrell (Photo / SCPD)

Drake Mandrell (Photo / SCPD)

William Strein (Photo / SCPD)

William Strein (Photo / SCPD)

Suffolk police have arrested the three men they say are responsible for defacing eight business and five vehicles in Huntington village last November.

Police said Drake Mandrell, 27, of Queens; William Strein, 21, of East Northport; and Francesco Volpe, 18, of Huntington; were arrested over the last two months and charged for spray-painting graffiti on the cars and businesses on Nov. 26.

Police said the businesses that were defaced are:

         Bravo Nader Restaurant at 9 Union Place

         Classic Galleries at 5 Stewart Ave.

         Gold Coast Lobsters at 30 Stewart Ave.

         IMS Online at 13 Union Place

         Nassau X-Ray Corp. at 37 Stewart Ave.

         Stop and Shop at 60 Wall St. 

         Value Drugs at 349 New York Ave.

         A building that is under construction at 50 Stewart Ave.

Following an investigation led by Second Precinct Crime Section officers, police said they arrested Mandrell on Thursday, Strein on Jan. 21 and Volpe on Dec. 19.

Both Mandrell and Strein are charged with six counts of criminal mischief and six counts of making graffiti each. Vole is charged with three counts of criminal mischief and three counts of making graffiti.

Police said the three men will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on a later date.

Police said the investigation is continuing and ask anyone with information about these incidents, or similar incidents, to call the Second Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8226, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

-ANDREW WROBLEWSKI