This afternoon, at about 4:15 p.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a call regarding a vandalism incident at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue, located on the 1300 block of Hemlock St. in Chico. Officers arrived on scene and discovered that an unidentified suspect(s) burned a sign in front of the synagogue and drew swastikas on the sign. Officers collected evidence and began an investigation.
The vandalism is being treated as a hate crime. These incidents are serious acts against members of our community and will be investigated thoroughly.
The Chico Police Department is asking for assistance from any community members who may have information regarding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at (530)897-4900.
Location: 1336 Hemlock St, Chico CA
Supervisor: Sgt. Escobedo
Lieutenant: Lt. Love
The Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and recreate within!