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Vandalism Spree Suspect Accused of Slashing Police Cruiser Tires, Destroying Churches' Windows

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    One person was arrested after eight police, fire and city vehicles were vandalized and at least a dozen church windows were smashed in Avon, Massachusetts.

    (Published Friday, May 12, 2017)

    One person was arrested after eight police, fire and city vehicles were vandalized and at least a dozen church windows were smashed in Avon, Massachusetts.

    Avon police say the rear tires of eight city and personal vehicles, including two police cruisers parked at the station, were slashed overnight Friday.

    At least a half dozen 170-year-old stained glass windows at St. Michael's Catholic Church and the windows Avon Baptist Church, both across the street from the Avon Police Department, were also destroyed in the vandalims spree, which is when the suspect was arrested, according to police.

    Police say the suspect, Brian Raynard of Avon, is someone who is known to them. It's unclear what charges he faces.

    Deacon William Jackson, who serves at St. Michael's Catholic Church, was surveying the damage created by pieces of asphalt being thrown into the rectory window Friday morning.

    "There's a cry for help, so we pray for him," he said.

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