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Community help needed in vandalism investigation


We are seeking your help to gather information – including video footage – that may help us identify individuals involved in a hate crime at Landels Elementary School over the weekend.

Sometime over the weekend, an unknown person or people tagged the school’s utility room on the southeast corner with two swastikas in paint. Additional graffiti was found in white paint as well. The vandalism was discovered Monday by school staff. 


Because of the content of the graffiti, the incident is being investigated as a hate crime. Despite an extensive search of the area, we were not able to find any footage that could help us in our investigation, which is why we are reaching out to you. 


Anyone with any information or anyone who may have video footage of the incident can contact Sgt. Scott Thomas at


Media inquiries can be sent to PIO Katie Nelson at