Vandals deface property in Lake Oswego with hate graffiti

Two houses, a church and a car are sprayed with anti-religious and racist slogans

Lake Oswego Police are offering a reward for information about a graffiti spree that left anti-religious messages at a church preschool and also damaged two houses and a car.

Vandals scrawled anti-Semitic, racist and anti-religious messages on the Bethlehem Church at 17979 Stafford Road; on two homes under construction; and on a car in the Stafford Road area. Other unsavory remarks were painted in the locations between 2 p.m. July 4 and 9 a.m. July 5.

'We believe this is all related, and we are offering a $500 reward for information that leads us to the perpetrator,' said Don Forman, captain of the Lake Oswego Police.

Shane Crawford, pastor at the Bethlehem Church, said the graffiti was mostly spray-painted on a preschool at the church, where toddler and pre-kindergarten students attend classes on weekdays.

For more on this story, see Thursday's Lake Oswego Review.