Skip to comments.Vandals Destroy Religious Statues at Youngstown Church
Posted on 03/03/2021 6:16:20 PM PST by marshmallow
YOUNGSTOWN — An East Palestine man is jailed in connection with more than a dozen religious statues vandalized at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, in what Diocese of Youngstown Bishop David Bonnar described as a senseless act.
Police Friday afternoon arrested the 20-year-old in connection with a felony count of vandalism for the early morning incident.
After the damage was reported, two patrol officers recalled dealing Thursday morning with a suspicious man in two car break-ins on East Commerce Street, a short distance from the church, said Capt. Rod Foley, chief of detectives. That man was given two misdemeanor summons for taking items — including glasses, face masks, a hat and a phone charger — out of parked cars and was arraigned Friday, Foley said.
This man was identified by police as Caleb Vancampen of East Palestine. The officers were able to find Vancampen, who was questioned by detectives. Video surveillance also helped lead to the arrest on the felony vandalism charge.
When questioned, Vancampen admitted he damaged the statues, said Foley, who declined to disclose the reason the suspect gave for the vandalism.
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What a disgusting putz — real tough guy, vandalizing a church. Hopefully someone in jail will vandalize his dark grotto.
Looks like a “Think Globally, Act Locally” type.
they are only symbols, the folks in jail are the least of his worries.
There was a time, not too long ago, that there would be plenty of guys in Youngstown, who would take care of young Caleb outside of the court system for desecrating a Catholic church.
Maybe they are still there?💪
>>described as a senseless act.
Anti-Christian HATE CRIME
>>Foley, who declined to disclose the reason the suspect gave for the vandalism.
Tell you what. Used to live in NE Ohio and there is no way I would willingly cross anybody from Youngstown.
I lived not far from Youngstown in western Pa. A friend and I drove there in her daddy’s nice, shiny, new car one evening for a concert. We got lost and ended up in the wrong neighborhood with street after street of boarded up buildings.
Her car ran over a long piece of metal that got twisted up in the axle. We had to stop in an abandoned gas station to try to pull it out. I was never so scared in my life. (This was pre-GPS days.) When I have nightmares it’s about this kind of place.
Bad neighborhoods in Cleveland are the stuff of nightmares, too. That idiot John Kasich never did anything for Ohio while he was governor.
“Bad neighborhoods in Cleveland are the stuff of nightmares, too.”
Yes, but I grew up in one of those.
The thing about Youngstown used to be the Mob. Maybe it’s still there. I don’t know.
maybe you deserve it for being such commie swine but the congregation doesn't
I read about a guy in Colorado (?) who was sentenced to 19 years for “planning on attacking a synagogue” how much time do you think this guy will get?
My great grandparents settled in Youngstown after arriving from Ireland in the mid 1800’s. I went and met extended family there in the early 80’s. It was definitely not the place to break the law.
Absolutely nothing is immune to the communist purge our rulers are operating...
Laughing Boy got them crazy.
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