Catholic Church Tagged by Vandal

Photo by: John P

Photo by: John P

Staff Reports

San Bernardino – County Sheriffs are searching for a male suspect after a Catholic church was tagged with graffiti last Friday, Jan. 8.

In black paint, the suspect spray painted offensive symbols including swastikas and pentagrams on the outside walls and front entrance doors.
Last Friday at approximately 2:25 a.m., deputies responded to a report of vandalism in progress at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church located at 6885 Del Rosa Ave. in the county area of San Bernardino. The suspect fled the location prior to deputy arrival, department officials said.
Witnesses described the suspect as a male Hispanic adult wearing a blue jacket and dark pants, the authorities said in a statement released on Monday.

Church volunteers worked into the evening painting over the graffiti, according to parish officials.
There are no leads as of Monday, Jan. 11. Sheriffs are investigating the incident, and are asking the public to help with any information by contacting the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or the WeTip website at www.wetip.com.