Friday, June 17, 2011

Accused Edina Church Vandal Appears in Court

From Minnesota-

Edina Police say they've got their man finally after a rash of vandalism acts against local churches last summer.

36-year-old Malcom Johns appeared in court this morning on felony charges of First Degree Damage to Property--police say there was thousands of dollars of damage to seven churches.

According to court documents, police say the churches, all west of Highway 100, were vandalized with brown spray paint between June 2nd and June 8th.

They had similar graffiti markings, including the number "81" enclosed within a circle, and the letters "SMS" and the number "42" enclosed with a heart-shaped pattern.

Police say they found some spray cans in the ruddy brown color at two of the damaged churches--Good Samaritan Methodist Church and Crossview Lutheran Church. Crime lab technicians say they found fingerprints on the spray cans matching Johns.

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