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.
Some of the graffiti depicted racial slurs.
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; and
- The United Church at 2525 Canyon Road.
The juveniles were contacted by officers last Thursday and charges will be forwarded to the Juvenile Office of Probation & Parole.
The juveniles were released to their parents.
Any business owner, Church, or private property owner who believes they also are 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,” Chief Dino Sgambellone said. “We also desire to see the graffiti removed as soon as possible to dissuade repeated attempts.”