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Teenagers confessed to vandalizing police memorial with anti-Christian graffiti

Two teenagers have been charged with property damage after monuments at the Onslow County Public Safety Memorial were vandalized with graffiti and anti-Christian symbols last week.
(Photo: Onslow County Sheriff's Office)
Two teenagers have been charged with property damage after monuments at the Onslow County Public Safety Memorial were vandalized with graffiti and anti-Christian symbols last week.

Two teenagers have been charged with property damage after monuments at the Onslow County Public Safety Memorial were vandalized with graffiti and anti-Christian symbols last week.

The officials with the sheriff’s office say they received several tips that led to two suspects, a 16-year-old female and a 15-year-old male.

Detectives interviewed the suspects and say they confessed to vandalizing the memorial.

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