Arrest Made in Hate-Related Vandalism

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Arrest Made in Hate-Related Vandalism

Posted: 12/17/2020









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December 17, 2020

 

ARREST MADE IN HATE-RELATED VANDALISM

 

 

ELK GROVE, CA – At 10:30 am on December 17, 2020, the Elk Grove Police Department received a report of vandalism that took place at the Umai Bar and Grill in the 8900 block of Grant Line Road earlier in the morning around 5:00 am. Officers arrived to find the front of the business vandalized and hate-related graffiti spray painted on the doors.

 

The initial investigation found the business surveillance cameras recorded a portion of the incident. Investigators immediately directed their efforts to identifying the involved suspect. Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified the suspect as 43-year-old Elk Grove resident, Lahn Hansen. Officers located Hansen in the area of Bond Road and Bradshaw Road and detained him. A search of Hansen’s vehicle led to the discovery of evidence related to the reported crime. Officers also located items related to a previously reported burglary from a church property, burglary tools and narcotics. Hansen was arrested for various charges to include PC 422.6 (b), hate crime, and transported to the main jail for booking 

 

Elk Grove Police Chief Timothy Albright stated “I want this community to know that crimes targeted at any demographic will not be tolerated in Elk Grove” He added “Elk Grove will not allow the inexcusable actions of one person to tarnish the dedication this community has to fostering a climate of inclusivity, diversity, and respect.”

 

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