Man Arrested for Cabazon Public Library Vandalism

Man Arrested for Cabazon Public Library Vandalism

CABAZON, Calif. – A Cabazon man was arrested for vandalizing the library on Sunday, authorities said.

At around 12:08 p.m. deputies responded to the Cabazon Public Library regarding a burglary alarm. Deputies arrived to find several smashed windows to the library. On video surveillance, a male suspect was seen throwing rocks through the 4’X10’ double glass front windows. Two additional large double glass windows were also smashed on the south side of the library with rocks. 

No entry was made into the library, but the broken glass caused the alarm to sound. The damage is estimated at $2000. On Monday, July 29, 2019, at 9:13 a.m. the library staff called the Sheriff’s Department regarding a possible suspect to the vandalism returning to the library. Louis Angel Mendoza, 20, was arrested while at the library and it was confirmed her was the person captured on surveillance video throwing the rocks through the front windows. 

Mendoza was booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility for felony vandalism. 

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Sergeant John Carlberg at the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 922-7100.

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