Three teenagers suspected in multiple recent graffiti incidents were arrested by Bend Police shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday.
The three suspects were jailed and released.
They face four counts each of first-degree criminal mischief.
I’m not mentioning their names. They don’t deserve the extra publicity. But I hope this is the last we hear of the church vandalism story.(Thanks to Jeff for the link!)
***Update***: The vandals appear to be commenting on this news story, admitting their guilt. I can’t confirm this is actually one of them, but if so, here’s the motivation:
We are a group of educated and dedicated adults who chose to do this knowing the repercussions. I would appreciate it, however, if many of you would understand the reality of the situation. As for the churches, we wrote accurate bible verses in washable poster-ink. None of it was vulgar or hateful, it was merely an attempt to open people’s eyes to their religion. The FSM tags were intended to bring humor to something we find humorous and were also in small quantity and easy to remove. Our other tags include things like Waldo and Smeargle (a character from Pokemon). I understand many people’s opposition to graffiti but it cannot be refuted that many of our tags brought humor and art to the plain walls of Bend Oregon.