|Written by Greg Ruland|
|Tuesday, 13 July 2010 11:04|
Investigators are looking for vandals who smashed windows and spray-painted a streetlight at a Rimrock church and school sometime after midnight Monday, July 12, according to Dwight D’Evelyn, public information officer with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
Vandals did an estimated $500 damage to property at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, located in the 3700 block of Beaver Creek Road, according to YCSO. The church provides space to Rimrock Public High School.
An Internet dish situated on an outside wall of the church was torn from its mounting pole and the pole was ripped from the roof.
Vandals spray painted the words “Boy” and “Nero” on the base of a streetlight in the church parking lot.
Damage to the church was estimated at $300, according to YCSO.
An American flag and a Christian flag were taken from the church’s flagpole. The flag was recovered in the school bus.
The school bus parked at the church was damaged when vandals reportedly pried loose a lock and hasp which secured the back door of the bus.
All the bus windows were opened and the bus’ swing-out stop sign was also damaged.
A fire extinguisher was missing from the bus and the Christian flag from the church was draped over the driver’s seat, according to YCSO.
Damage to the bus was estimated at $200.
Those with information about the incident are encouraged to call YCSO at (928) 771-3232 and refer to case 10-026113 or Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232 or text message information to “Busted” at 411247. Callers remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward if an arrest results.
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