Men Accused Of Vandalizing BLM Sign In California Work For Sheriff, DA
According to the Ventura County Star, three men in Thousand Oaks, CA, including two who worked for local law enforcement agencies, were arrested “on suspicion of vandalizing a Black Lives Matter sign in Westlake Village.”
- The “Black Lives Matter” sign was displayed on a fence on Westlake Boulevard for the past three weeks, according to officials, and since then has been damaged or removed multiple times.
- The sign’s owner “installed a surveillance camera to document damage,” and when “video of one of the crimes was posted on social media, detectives with the sheriff’s office recognized employee Darrin Stone,” reported VC Star.
- Another Thousand Oaks man, 59-year-old Craig Anderson, was allegedly caught on camera on May 31 cutting the sign down. He was going to remove it before noticing the camera and promptly leaving the scene. Anderson is “a non-sworn investigative assistant at Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten's office.”
- In addition, a 58-year-old man who works for a private company has “also been cited for allegedly damaging the sign. The Thousand Oaks resident was seen June 11 stopping his work truck in front of the sign, getting out and spray painting graffiti on it.”