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Sumner Police investigating hates crimes involving churches

Jul 5, 2022, 6:40 PM | Updated: Jul 6, 2022, 6:33 am

Sumner Police are investigating suspected hate crimes at two houses of worship that were vandalized early Tuesday morning.

The vandalism was reported by members of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Carmen Palmer, Communications Director for the City of Sumner, said a man spray-painted the building. The person tagged it with the anarchist symbol and an upside-down cross.

While there is surveillance video, it is hard to identify any potential suspects, according to Palmer.

Across the street, the Bible Missionary Church was tagged with RVW, the anarchist symbol, and an upside-down cross.

Sumner Police are investigating this as property damage and a hate crime.

If you have information about the case, call Sumner Police at (253) 299-5678.

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Sumner Police investigating hates crimes involving churches