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Police still investigating vandalism of Bolingbrook home 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.

Police still are investigating an incident in which a Bolingbrook home was spray-painted with racist and derogatory slurs, as well as damaged by a brick that shattered a window.

About 3 a.m. April 27, officers went to the 100 block of Enclave Circle after receiving a report of possible criminal damage to property, Bolingbrook police Lt. Anthony Columbus said.

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 in an email Wednesday that no arrests have yet been made.

He said it was unclear as to the motive for the vandalism of the home.

“Detectives continue to actively investigate the incident, and all leads have not been exhausted,” he said.

Columbus said the family in the home 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.

Bolingbrook police investigators have been working with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine the appropriate charges, he said. 

“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.”

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