MAMARONECK, NY — Andrew Lamb, aged 23, of the Village of Mamaroneck has been charged with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree as a Hate Crime, an E Felony by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
Lamb was placed under arrest by Village of Mamaroneck Police. He was released on his own recognizance with a pending a future court date.
As reported yesterday, Lamb was arrested after an individual threw a can of paint at the Black Lives Matter mural located on Van Ranst Place, then fled in a vehicle. At approximately 2:30 pm, a citizen advised a VMPD officer, who was on foot patrol, of damage that had just occurred to the BLM mural.
Officers responded to the location and observed a can of paint laying on the ground and tire marks spanning the length of the mural.
In September 2020, the Village Board of Trustees initially voted 3-2 against painting the street mural, but later the same month votes 5-0 to approve painting the mural on Van Ranst Place. The mural, paid for out of private funds, was painted in October.
There is a New Rochelle connection to the BLM mural, the name of Kamal Flowers is painted on the “E” in “LIVES” on the mural. Flowers was shot and killed in New Rochelle on June 5, 2020.