The Los Alamos Police Department investigated five cases of graffiti and one case of the desecration of a church in the Canyon Road/downtown area late last week. LAPD patrol officers discovered that three male juveniles had committed criminal damage to property of the following locations;
- 1001 Oppenheimer (twice)
- The old Smith’s building
- The old Hilltop House hotel and pool house
- Nectar Street Park
- The United Church at 2525 Canyon Rd.
The juveniles were contacted by officers last Thursday and charges will be forwarded to the Juvenile Office of Probation and Parole. The juveniles were released to their parents. Some of the graffiti depicted racial slurs.
Any business owner, Church, or private property owner that believes they are also a victim of criminal damage to property may contact LAPD dispatch at (505) 662-8222 to file a report.
“We want victims of this type of crime to contact LAPD to make a report before arranging the removal of the graffiti,” said Chief Dino Sgambellone. “We also desire to see the graffiti removed as soon as possible to dissuade repeated attempts.”