Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Vandals strike Ocean View church again

From Hawaii-

An Ocean View church was tagged with graffiti last week and again during the weekend, said congregation members on Monday. St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, located on Paradise Circle, is regularly plagued by theft and criminal property damage. Congregation member Richard Burt said the building is vandalized monthly.

During the past two weekends, the outside of the church’s sidewalks and sign were tagged with blue spray paint. Burt said graffiti was again found on the concrete ground of the front of the church this Saturday.

“It’s a continuous nuisance,” Burt said. “We try to serve the community, and this is the thanks we get from a couple of people.”

Hawaii Police Department Maj. Robert Wagner confirmed St. Jude’s has a history of vandalism, theft and break-ins. He noted the church’s willingness to help others, such as by offering hot showers and meals, might be attracting “some undesirables” to the area.

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