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LASD - San Dimas Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Tuesday April 9th, 2019 :: 02:11 p.m. PDT


Three Male Teens In Custody Related To Swastikas Burned In Neighborhood

On Friday, April 5, 2019, a homeowner in the 1400 block of Greenhaven Street, San Dimas, discovered a crude swastika burned into the artificial turf of his front lawn. It appeared the turf was burned with a chemical or flame. That same date, deputies discovered similar swastikas burned on the surface of the asphalt roadway nearby on Valley Center Street in unincorporated Covina. On Sunday, April 7, 2019, a similar swastika was found burned onto the asphalt street in the 1200 block of Stratford Lane, San Dimas. Investigators also learned of three small brush fires to the north of 801 W. Covina Bl., San Dimas, and that a security camera there had been vandalized in this time frame.

Investigators learned that three boys ages 13 to 14 had been seen in the area during the late night hours when the crimes occurred. The boys were located on Monday, April 8, 2019, in San Dimas. They were a 14 year old male from Long Beach, a 13 year old male from Covina, and a 13 year old male from Hemet. (Because they are juveniles, the names of the suspects will not be disclosed.) A search warrant was served on April 8, 2019, seeking additional evidence. Investigators learned the fires were created using cigarette lighters and flammable aerosol cans. Statements from witnesses and the boys themselves, evidence, and video from security cameras connected the three boys to these crimes. Potential charges include those related to Arson, Hate Crimes, and Vandalism.

No motive for these acts was yet discovered, but the investigation indicates the acts of hate, arson and vandalism were not directed at any particular person(s). The facts of the investigation will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for filing consideration. The three juveniles were transported to a Los Angeles County juvenile hall.

We are grateful for the tenacious work of our personnel in solving these disturbing crimes. We're also grateful to Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger for her offer to procure a reward to help solve this case, which ultimately was not used.

Anyone having information regarding these crimes is urged to call investigators at (909)450-2700. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://


San Dimas Sheriff’s Station is one of six stations within the East Patrol Division of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Station’s jurisdiction encompasses approximately 276 square miles. In addition to serving the City of San Dimas, the station serves unincorporated communities of Azusa, Covina, Glendora, La Verne, Claremont, Pomona, the Los Angeles County portion of Mt. Baldy, a large portion of the Angeles National Forest (State Route 39), and portions of Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2). The population for these areas is approximately one hundred and five thousand (105,000), nearly sixty sixty-nine thousand (69,000) in the unincorporated areas and more than thirty-six thousand (36,000) in the City of San Dimas.

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