Davis police call vandalism of Israeli flag a hate crime, search for suspect

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The David Police Department is investigating instances of vandalism as a hate crime after Israeli flags were sliced or taken from residences. The police department said the crime happened in the early morning hours of Friday, April 12. A person with a large knife entered the front yard of a residence in East Davis and sliced an Israeli flag before taking it, according to the police department. That incident was caught on video.The police department said another vandalism involving an Israeli flag happened not far from the incident caught on camera.Officials said both incidents are being investigated as hate crimes because it is believed the crimes were meant to terrorize the residents of the homes due to perceived religious beliefs.Detectives ask anyone who lives near Pole Line Road, Chestnut Park and L Street to review any of their own surveillance video to see if it captured the person responsible for the vandalism.Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

The David Police Department is investigating instances of vandalism as a hate crime after Israeli flags were sliced or taken from residences.

The police department said the crime happened in the early morning hours of Friday, April 12.

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A person with a large knife entered the front yard of a residence in East Davis and sliced an Israeli flag before taking it, according to the police department. That incident was caught on video.

The police department said another vandalism involving an Israeli flag happened not far from the incident caught on camera.

Officials said both incidents are being investigated as hate crimes because it is believed the crimes were meant to terrorize the residents of the homes due to perceived religious beliefs.

Detectives ask anyone who lives near Pole Line Road, Chestnut Park and L Street to review any of their own surveillance video to see if it captured the person responsible for the vandalism.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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