2 teenagers charged for vandalism at Denver church

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Statue vandalized at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Denver

Statue vandalized at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Denver

DENVER –Two teenagers were arrested for vandalism at St. Francis of Assisi church last weekend, the Denver Police Department said.

The 16- and 17-year-old boys are being held on counts of criminal mischief, burglary, biased-motivated crime and possession of an incendiary device. Their names were not released because they are juveniles.

The teens were formally charged on Wednesday, according to the Denver DA’s office.

Surveillance video recorded the incident of vandals taking a club to a statue in front of the church, breaking into a back window and causing other damage.

“This person has a problem with God,” pastor John Kalabokes said Monday.

The church is struggling financially and replacing a statue and a window will take a significant chunk of the church’s budget.

A “Go Fund Me” page has been set up to help defray costs.

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