Report reveals new details in religious vandalism case

A police report from the McAllen Police Department is shedding light on the new details surrounding the investigation of vandalism to the Temple Emanuel synagogue here and similar activity at other religious locations.

Erica Yme Garza, 38, of McAllen was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal mischief for her suspected role in the spray painting of the Jewish temple, for which she received a $15,000 bond.

According to the police report, investigators first learned of the vandalism when the synagogue’s president, Aladar Deustch, called to report the graffiti, which included several references of the occult and anti-Semitic imagery on the front door and part of a wall on Tuesday morning. 

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