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Teen charged after Regina synagogue vandalized during break-in
Regina police investigate a break-in at a synagogue in south Regina in this photo taken Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Published Monday, May 1, 2017 1:49PM CST
A teenaged boy is facing charges after a synagogue in south Regina was vandalized during a break-in over the weekend.
On Sunday, police were called to the synagogue, located in the 4700 block of McTavish Street, for a report of a break and enter.
Police say the complainant indicated there had been damage caused to the interior of the building, which also houses a Montessori school, and that several furnishings and other items were broken or in a state of disarray. Officers later learned that the break-in happened the day before, sometime between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
There’s no indication that the incident is a hate crime, police said in a news release Monday.
“Although the damage to property was serious, there was no indication through graffiti or other means that this damage was motivated by hatred directed at any religion,” police said.
A 13-year-old boy has been charged with break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, and mischief over $5,000.
The teen, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, made his first court appearance Monday morning.