4 Arrested On Suspicion Of Vandalizing Mormon Church

JURUPA VALLEY (CBS) — Two of four young men arrested on suspicion of vandalizing a Mormon church in the city of Jurupa Valley are facing possible hate crime charges.

Diego Desantiago and Enrique Gomez, both 18, were arrested on Thursday morning and booked on suspicion of burglary, vandalism, conspiracy and committing a hate crime.

Both men from Jurupa Valley were booked at Robert Presley Detention Center. Deputies also arrested two juveniles who have since been turned over to their parents.

The alleged incidents occurred at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 5900 block of Serendipity Road, according to a sheriff’s department statement.

Deputies say witness accounts, as well as video in the area, assisted them during the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Gasparini at (951) 955-2600.

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