The Port Hueneme Police Department launched a hate crime investigation after finding a swastika spray painted inside of a vehicle that was broken into. The vehicle was parked in a parking lot of a business on the 500 block of East Surfside Drive at the time of the incident.
The vandalism reportedly happened around 3 pm on Thursday, January 20, and was discovered at 9 am the next morning. The incident was reported to the Port Hueneme Police on Tuesday, January 25.
Port Hueneme Police are still investigating, and no suspects have been identified at this time. According to the Port Hueneme Police Department, spray painting a swastika is considered a Hate Crime under the California Penal Code.
Anyone with information regarding the incident may contact the Port Hueneme Police Department at 805-986-6530.