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Published on Monday October 24, 2011 - 10:54 AM
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Hillsboro Police are investigating a criminal mischief/hate crime whereby the suspect(s) spray-painted racial slurs on the victim's truck.

Hillsboro police were called to the area of SE 73rd Avenue and SE Wrenfield St. on 10/23/11 at 7:30 AM at the report of a woman discovering that her family's Ford truck was vandalized while parked in the driveway of their home. The victim reported that the crime occurred on October 23, 2011 between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM.

Unknown suspect(s) spray painted a swastika on the hood of the truck and a racial slur on the driver's door of the truck with red paint. No suspects were seen during the commission of this crime.

Officers investigation revealed that nearby in the 7100 block of SE Lois Street, the letters "KKK" were spray painted in blue paint on a garage door. Officers are also investigating other possible graffiti and vandalism incidents in the vicinity. It is believed that the same culprits are responsible for these incidents.

No physical violence or specific personal threats accompanied these crimes.

This investigation continues by Hillsboro police detectives.