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West Haven police find churches, city vehicles tagged with spray paint


The West Haven Police Department is investigating vandalism at two churches as well as on motor vehicles and other buildings in town.

Police are searching for the person or people responsible for spray painting the Wu-Tang Logo on the side of First Congregational Church on Campbell Avenue.

"It's sad but we're not discouraged," said John Lewis from First Congregational Church of West Haven.

The side of the 294-year-old building was vandalized sometime overnight Friday into Saturday morning.

"I came down Friday at 11 p.m. and I came back down Saturday morning and there was graffiti everywhere," said Rich Lauber of West Haven.

The First Baptist Church of West Haven as well as some other buildings and city-owned cars in the area were also vandalized with purple spray paint.

In total, the West Haven Police Department received six complaints of vandalism.

Officials from First Congregational Church said they know that it is costing them some money to repair the paint, but at the same time, the church hopes the person or people can learn from it.

"They can get the writing off the building, but hopefully we can touch some hearts and see what's really going on," Lewis said.

Police were able to pull some video from a business and they are trying to see if it shows anything. However, it may have been too dark out at the time of vandalism to catch anything.

Anyone with information about the recent incidents is asked to call the West Haven Police Department at 860-937-3900.

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