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August 13, 2013 > Vandalism to a Church

Vandalism to a Church

Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

On August 7, 2013, at approximately 5:29 a.m., the Milpitas Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call at St. John's Church regarding a naked male destroying property at the church. Milpitas Police Officers arrived at the scene within minutes and discovered a significant amount of damage to the chapel.

Several statues, candle holders and planters were destroyed both inside and outside of the church. Officers searched the area and located the suspect, who was naked, in the south parking lot of the church. It was determined the suspect had a prior argument with his girlfriend about their relationship and took his anger out on items at the church. The estimated damage was between $15,000 and $20,000.

The suspect, identified as Michael David Vickroy, a 30 year-old transient, was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for vandalizing a church; which is a felony violation.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact us at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

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