4 arrested in Long Beach church vandalism

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Four people were arrested over the weekend in connection with recent vandalism at First Baptist Church in Long Beach.

The three 17-year-olds and one 22-year-old were charged with felony malicious mischief in connection with the June 17 vandalism.

According to the police report, the vandalism was alcohol-related. Church members say the damage included graffiti and broken windows, which have been repaired.

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“We were just very sad that it happened to begin with. Not really sad for the building but for those who did it, that they would have such hatred in their heart to do something like that,” said church member Brenda Davis.