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Arrest in Lakewood Swastika Incident

A Lakewood man faces bias intimidation, criminal mischief and harassment charges.

Scott Cooney, Photo Credit to Ocean County Prosecutors Officeallegedly carving a swastika on the front lawn of his neighbor’s house. 45-year-old Scott Cooney was arrested Wednesday by township police after his neighbors in Leisure Village showed them a picture of the swastika that Cooney allegedly carved

According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, carving a swastika on a front lawn of a neighbor’s house was the latest in what they claim has been months of abusive behavior by 45-year-old Scott Cooney.

On Sunday, August 10th, they told police they observed him carving something into their lawn with a lead pipe while they remained inside their home.

According to a press release, Lakewood Police located Cooney at his East Dorchester Drive residence and executed an arrest warrant.

During processing at Police Headquarters, Cooney complained of chest pains and was transported to Monmouth Medical Hospital Southern Campus where he was treated and released. Cooney was slated to go to the Ocean County Jail with bail is set at $25,000.

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