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Police: Bolingbrook home vandalized with racist, derogatory slurs

A home in the 100 block of Enclave Circle in Bolingbrook was spray-painted with racist, derogatory language on Saturday.
A home in the 100 block of Enclave Circle in Bolingbrook was spray-painted with racist, derogatory language on Saturday.
A Bolingbrook home was spray-painted with racist and derogatory slurs over the weekend, as well as damaged by a brick that shattered a window, police said. 
About 3 a.m. Saturday, officers went to the 100 block of Enclave Circle after receiving a report of possible criminal damage to property, said Bolingbrook police Lt. Anthony Columbus.
Columbus said an “unknown person” threw a brick through a bedroom window. A person at the home then discovered multiple racist and derogatory slurs painted on the front of the house, he said.
Columbus said the family is Muslim but there was “no indication the family was targeted due to religious affiliation.” 
“Due to the vandalism referring to a perceived race, the investigation as a hate crime is not being ruled out,” he said.
He said Bolingbrook police investigators will work with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine the appropriate charges. 
“No immediate determination has been made at this time but all appropriate charges are being considered,” Columbus said. 
Bolingbrook police previously investigated a hate crime in 2017 when 30-year-old Rae Tuszynski spray-painted swastikas and messages that accused Mayor Roger Claar of being a “Nazi Trump lover.” 
Tuszynski was convicted of threatening a public official, criminal damage to property and committing a hate crime against the mayor.
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