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News Release

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Church Vandalism Suspect Sought NR14087rf

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man responsible for vandalizing the chapel at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in the 6100 block of Cahuenga Boulevard in North Hollywood.

Yesterday between 9 p.m. and 9:25 p.m., a male suspect entered the chapel and pushed over several statues, vases and paintings, causing several items to be damaged.

At this time, the suspect is described only as an unshaven male wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call North Hollywood Area burglary detectives at 818-623-4045.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.