FRUIT HEIGHTS, Davis County — Police are looking for the person responsible for vandalizing an LDS Church meetinghouse, two homes and three cars.
It is believed the vandal struck between 1:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Friday, Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Shane Archibald said.
The various incidents were in the same general area — between 1600 and 1800 East and 400 and 700 South — and were scrawled in the same green spray paint.
Archibald said the vandalism at the church at 190 N. Mountain Road was the first to be reported. The graffiti spanned bricks and a window with the words "Psalms 144:1." The scripture reads: "Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight."
Just down the road, the garage of a home was tagged: "Jesus Loves Me." But the messages took a vulgar turn at the second home.
Three separate vehicles were also sprayed on their hoods and windshields, Archibald said. There are no witnesses and none of those targeted said they knew of anyone who might think of them as an enemy.
"There are no other reports, no strong leads," Archibald said. "There's no real signs of anything right now of it being a hate crime or anything. It looks more like juvenile kids who found a can of spray paint in Dad's garage."
Police estimate the damage amounted to several thousand dollars. Those with information have been asked to call 801-451-4150.
— Emiley Morgan