vandalism

Police are searching for the suspect or suspects who vandalized a church in Orange, spraypainting the church building and a vehicle at a nearby residence with symbols often associated with Satanism, including an upside-down cross and "666."

According to the Orange Police Department (OPD), patrol officers responded to a report of criminal mischief on May 31 and determined one or more suspects spraypainted offensive symbols at St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 W. Cherry in Orange, and on the vehicle located on Ninth Street sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day. 

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At least 15 businesses have been vandalized, Silsbee Police Department said in a community alert.

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On March 25 at about 10:15 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a call in reference to criminal property damage at a local casino in Lake Charles, the department reported.

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The organist at Temple Emanuel did not see anything suspicious on the afternoon of Jan. 20, but when the vocalist came back shortly afterward, there was a broken window in the stairwell leading down to the sanctuary, Temple President Allison Nathan Getz explained.

This is the fourth time that Temple Emanuel has been subject to vandalism in two months, Getz said.

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A group of apparently youthful vandals has been destroying inflatable Christmas decorations after dark in Mid-County, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Four local teens face criminal mischief charges for vandalizing the Orangefield Junior High School last week, an act district officials estimate will cost them thousands of dollars in repairs, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reports.

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