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Police Seek Information About Masonic Temple Vandalism

Released on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Fort Collins Police need the community’s help identifying the suspect(s) responsible for spray painting a Masonic Temple located at 225 Oak Street.

At approximately 12:10 pm on April 3, Dispatchers received a call regarding graffiti on the steps and pillars of the Masonic Temple. The incident is believed to have happened sometime between the evening of April 2 and morning of April 3. The black spray paint depicts upside-down crosses and the phrase “great tribulation is at hand.” A photo is attached. Due to the location and nature of the graffiti, this is being investigated as a bias-motivated crime.

“Defacing religious or cultural gathering places is a particularly appalling act,” said Police Chief John Hutto. “We need those with information to step up so the perpetrator can face consequences.”

Anyone with information about the suspect or incident is encouraged to contact Officer Ben Athearn at 970-221-6555 or YmF0aGVhcm5AZmNnb3YuY29t. People may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or Tipsters may remain anonymous.