Holy Land in Waterbury vandalized with offensive graffiti

Waterbury, CT
- Vandals spray painted swastikas, antisemitic vulgarities, and a call out to the 960 street gang all over the Holy Land USA property. Judging from the looks of things, the vandals don't seem to be affiliated with any supremacy groups or street gangs, but it's still a noteworthy incident. Police are now investigating these crimes.

Police issued a press release with photos of possible suspects who were seen leaving Target with what police believe are cans of spray paint that was used in the vandalism. The suspects were described as two teenage females and one teenage male.


Update: Waterbury police have identified the three suspects who reportedly vandalized the Holy Land monument in Waterbury. Police arrested two young adults and one juvenile.

Heniel Centeno and Yianyilee Mejia. Waterbury police

Heniel Centeno, 23, of Waterbury was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, and intimidation due to bias. Centeno was held on a $75,000 bond pending arraignment.

Yianyilee Mejia, 21, of Waterbury was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief. Mejia was held on a $50,000 bond pending arraignment.


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