Greenport woman arrested for hate crime

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GREENPORT – Authorities have arrested a Greenport woman on a misdemeanor charge of harassment in the first degree as a misdemeanor.

Tara Rios, 47, was arrested on Saturday, January 25.

Investigation by State Police from the Livingston barracks and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force alleged that she engaged in a course of conduct that placed a local religious organization and its congregation in fear for their safety.

Rios was arraigned in Town of Livingston Court and released on her own recognizance with an order of protection issued in favor of the victims.

The investigation remains ongoing.