Investigation

Police continue their investigation into, a reported hate crime at Taconic State Park. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

COPAKE FALLS — State police are continuing their investigation into a possible hate crime that occurred in November at Taconic State Park in Copake Falls, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

The investigation began after racially offensive language was found carved into a wooded post at the park campground at 253 Route 344, Hicks said.

Police believe it was carved sometime between Nov. 13 and Nov. 15 last year.

Investigators want to speak with any park visitors who were there during that time, and who have not already been interviewed by state police.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at the state police Livingston barracks at (518) 853-2893. Please reference case No. 9939088.

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