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Update: Castroville church vandal arrested

Second suspect at large

Vandals hit Castroville church causing thousands of dollars in damage

CASTROVILLE, Calif. - UPDATE: 5/16/2018 3:48 p.m. One of two suspects accused of causing thousands of dollars worth of damage at a church in Castroville has been arrested. 

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office said they've arrested an underage boy for vandalism done at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church on April 24. 

Surveillance video shows two boys walking into the church where they tagged several walls, a pew, and destroyed a painting. They spray painted things like "666" and "feed the poor."

Church members estimated it'll cost about $10,000 just to fix the oil painting. 

The minor faces felony vandalism charges. 

The second suspect has not yet been taken into custody. 

 

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A church in Castroville is asking for the publics help identifying two suspects responsible for causing thousands of dollars in damages.  

Video surveillance shows the two boys walking into Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church located at 11140 Preston Street around 4 p.m. on April 24. While inside, the suspects tagged several walls, a pew and destroyed a painting. They spray painted things like "666" and "feed the poor."

Church members estimate it'll cost about $10,000 just to fix the oil painting. 

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office is investigating this case and have checked in with neighboring schools, asking teachers if they recognize the boys involved. 

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church has started a GoFundMe page HERE. 

 


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