Who is Jordan Burnette?
Jordan Burnette is the suspect who was reportedly arrested in connection with burglary as a hate crime, and he “faces numerous charges related to the many acts of vandalism as hate crimes that have taken place in this community,” Jessica Corey, NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force officer, said at a briefing.
Police have charged him in a string of vandalism incidents at Riverdale synagogues.
How old is Jordan Burnette?
Jordan Burnette, a Riverdale resident, is 29 years old as of the year 2021.
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Doors and windows at several Riverdale synagogues were smashed in recent weeks and a vandal was caught on camera Monday hurling stones at the Riverdale Jewish Center. Police said he was the same person seen on surveillance video at other sites.
Burnette was stopped by the NYPD around 3 a.m. Saturday on Delafield Avenue after he was riding his bicycle against the flow of traffic, Corey said.
Police took him to the 50th precinct after he was uncooperative and didn’t provide identification, she said.
Cops went back to the area he was stopped, found a van with a broken windshield and then surveillance video that allegedly showed Burnette throwing a rock at it, police said. At the parking lot of nearby Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel, police found prayer books strewn on the ground.
The synagogue caretaker told police that the bike Burnette was on matched one that had been stolen from there.
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Burnette faces a slew of other hate crime-related charges, including criminal mischief, aggravated harassment and criminal trespass, police said. He is also charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, trespass and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Burnette was arrested after he allegedly became “uncooperative” and wouldn’t provide his ID while being issued a moving violation ticket for riding a bicycle against the flow of traffic around 3 a.m. Saturday in the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale, Corey said.
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Police had previously released a surveillance video of one incident of vandalism, which took place on April 24 at about 10:45 p.m. A man wearing a camouflage coat could be seen throwing rocks at the windows of the Young Israel of Riverdale Synagogue in the Bronx, shattering the glass.
Additional photos and video of the suspect released by police showed a man wearing what appeared to be the same coat.
We are investigating: April 24th, approx. 10:45 PM, a male threw objects at windows of the Young Israel of Riverdale Synagogue, 4502 Henry Hudson Pkwy, Bronx causing glass to shatter. Info about this or several similar incidents in the area ☎️ or DM @NYPDTips 1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/rAziYY8B1U
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) April 25, 2021
Three other synagogues in Riverdale also had broken windows from thrown rocks, police said.