Juvenile arrested in hate crime | PostIndependent.com

Juvenile arrested in hate crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) ” A juvenile male has been arrested and a second could also face criminal charges as a result of what Arapahoe County sheriff’s officials are calling a biased-motivated crime.

Authorities say a homeowner reported seeing two juveniles dressed in dark clothing in her front yard early Thursday. The woman said the suspects had a shovel and were digging in the yard.

The two ran when she yelled, but she says she then discovered obscenities and swastikas spray painted on the garage door.

The woman told officials her family is Jewish.

Deputies on Friday identified two juveniles they believe were responsible. One was arrested on suspicion of ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief.

The other juvenile was released pending possible future charges.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User