Roman Catholic church in New Westminster vandalized with orange graffiti

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      In a string of vandalism and suspected arson incidents at B.C. churches, another church in Metro Vancouver has been targeted with graffiti.

      The New Westminster Police Department (NWPD) stated in a news release issued today (July 26) that it received a report on June 25 about vandalism at Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at 330 Royal Avenue near 4th Street.

      Orange graffiti was found on the front of the church.

      Although the NWPD didn't state what the graffiti consisted of, the New Westminster Record reported that it included the words “baby killers,” “killers”, and “you’re guilty” and that orange and red paint were splatted on walls.

      Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NWPD.

      In other recent incidents, Surrey RCMP released an image of a female suspect was who captured on surveillance video lighting items on fire at the door to the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. The fire destroyed the church.

      Also, firefighters extinguished a fire at Central Heights church in Abbotsford, which police are investigating as suspicious. (The church sustained minor damages.)

      Meanwhile, the Vancouver Police Department reported on July 22 that it has been investigating 13 incidents of mischief and vandalism at churches since June 2.

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