Deputies Mull Hate Crime Charges For Church Vandals

2 separate incidents over weekend

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department say they have opened felony investigations after two separate houses of worship were targeted by vandals over the weekend.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports detectives may end up investigating the graffiti as hate crimes.

A 7th Day Adventist church on Highridge Road in Rolling Hills Estates had Pentagrams and derogatory comments about Chinese members of the congregation sprayed on the walls.

A Jehovah’s Witness hall on Killian Street in Rowland Heights, meanwhile, was tagged with symbols and comments related to satanic worship.

Sheriff’s Deputy Lillian Peck says active investigations are underway.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call the sheriff’s department or send a text via the Crimestoppers website.

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  1. derk says:

    You would be surprised at how many things fall thru the cracks in Los Angeles. Not only do the police drop the ball but when things go to court matters get worse.
    Los Angeles Superior court judge David P. Yaffee was caught accepting $50,000 a year in bribes from Los Angeles counsel members to vote against the citizens and public. Richard Fine a lawyer with high morals called the judge on this crime which resulted with back lash from the judge. Imagine that a judge is caught red handed stealing, lying and breaking the law. What happens? The judge again misuses his power and throws the whistleblower in county jail for 18 months to shut him up. Please visit http://sites.google.com/site/freerichardfine/ to read the facts and what is going on.

    Aviva Koneigsberg Bobb a presiding Los Angeles Supeior probate judges is robbing and killing our seniors. She does this behind court room doors, a coward and legal thug who now pretends to retire when caught. Again NOTHING is done when caught thus more and more judges and lawyers stoop to stealing, lying, killing and cheating. Visit avivakbobb.com for the story on Aviva K. Bobb who kills.

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