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Beta Sigma Beta Vandalism Update

 

Suspect 1

Suspect 1

Suspects 1 and 2

On Friday, November 8, 2013 at approximately 3:45 AM, two college-aged, white males vandalized numerous vehicles and property on the 400 and 500 blocks of Berry Alley, State College, PA.  Twelve vehicles, a dumpster, a parking lot and a garage in the area were spray painted with anti-Semitic slogans, swastikas, sexual pictures and graphic language.  The vehicles were parked to the rear of Delta Sigma Phi and Beta Sigma Beta fraternities with the majority of the vandalism directed at Beta Sigma Beta fraternity.

Video surveillance cameras to the rear of Beta Sigma Beta fraternity captured images of two college-age white males as they were committing the crimes.  One male was dressed in dark clothing and the second male was dressed in a light-colored jacket and blue jeans. The males first damaged the cars to the rear of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and then proceeded to walk northbound on Berry Alley towards Nittany Avenue, spray painting cars and other property behind Beta Sigma Beta fraternity.

The Beta Sigma Beta undergraduates and alumni as well as the entire community are disturbed and disgusted by the recent hate crimes committed against the Beta Sigma Beta property and their vehicles.  There should be no place for anti-Semitism or other hate or intolerance in our country, including the commission of such crimes in our wonderful town/gown community.

The State College Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify the persons responsible for these crimes. Images of one of the actors as he was spray painting a vehicle parked to the rear of Beta Sigma Beta are depicted above. Also included is an image of the same white male as he was bending down and spray painting a swastika on the parking lot surface of Beta Sigma Beta fraternity.  In the lower picture his accomplice is observed standing behind him.

The State College Police Department in conjunction with the Beta Sigma Beta Alumni Association, The Pennsylvania State University, and the Inter-fraternity Council (IFC) are urging the public to view the images above to see if the suspects can be identified.  Collectively, a reward up to $5,000 has been offered for information that leads to the arrest and convictions of one or both of these males responsible for this crime.

Anyone who may recognize the suspects or has any information about this crime is asked to contact State College Police at 814-234-7150 or submit an anonymous tip through the web. 

 

Chief Thomas R. King

 

Incident SCP201309624
Detective S. M. Bosak