36-year old Michael Setiawan of Queens is charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime, aggravated harassment, and criminal mischief. Setiawan left the police department in 2007.
The swastikas and anti-Semitic phrases were plastered on at least 15 cars and 4 buildings, including a school.
Police received the report of the graffiti in Borough Park at about 8:30 Saturday night. They were able to easily track down the former cop, because the surveillance video gave police a description of the car and possible license plate. Setiawan was picked up early Sunday morning at his home in Queens.
Three cars were targeted on Dahill Road and two others on 37th Street.
Borough Park has one of Brooklyn's largest Orthodox communities.