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City of Davis Police
Thursday February 5th, 2015 :: 08:51 a.m. PST


Anti-Jewish Graffiti Found at Jewish Student Organization House in Davis

On February 4, 2015, Davis Police responded to the Hillel House located near the UC Davis campus for a late reported incident of graffiti found etched on the wall in the men’s bathroom. The Hillel House is a well-known Jewish organization that is designed to enhance the lives of Jewish students attending schools, including UC Davis.

The vandalism is believed to have occurred between 1/22/15 and 1/23/15.

The graffiti was discovered last month by a janitor, and is said to have consisted of the phrase "grout out the jews", which was etched into the grout on the tile wall of the men's room in a toilet stall. The Janitor immediately removed the graffiti and only yesterday reported it to staff. According to Hillel staff, the janitor came forward with this information due to the recent reported hate crime graffiti at the AEPi house in Davis.

The Davis Police Department is investigating this incident as a hate crime.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call the Davis Police Department at (530) 747-5400.

Reference case 15-0574

City of Davis Police
2600 Fifth Street
Davis , CA 95617

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 530-747-5400

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