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Police Investigate Graffiti as a Hate Crime

IN BRIEF The Region / IRVINE

August 20, 2006|From Times Staff Reports

Racially derogatory graffiti scrawled in the gated development of Turtle Ridge is being investigated as a hate crime, police said Saturday.

Officers arrived on Rose Trellis just after 6 a.m. to find graffiti on the car of an African American family living on the block. Further investigation, police said, uncovered a dozen other race-related markings in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call (949) 724-7200.

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