H-LOS OSOS

Jun 10, 2013 6:11 PM by Keli Moore, KSBY News

Los Osos church vandalized for the fourth time

Once again, a church in Los Osos was the target of vandalism. Over the last few years, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church has been broken into, had multiple windows broken, and been tagged with offensive graffiti.

On Saturday morning, the priest at St. Elizabeth was awakened by the sound of shattering glass.

Four of the church's 27-year-old stained glass windows were broken, as well as three other windows.

David Bresnam, pastoral council president of the church, stated, "I don't how you replace these things. They are just too unique."

This is not the first time the church has been vandalized, he said. In fact, Bresnam said this is the fourth time the church has been targeted in the past few years, but this is the most costly and offensive crime the church has experienced.

As a result of past damage to the building, the church has increased security in recent years, but the church now plans to install even more advanced security systems.

The leaders of the church were emotionally affected after the incident. "It doesn't sink in until you really look at it and see what the damage is. Why anyone would do this is beyond me," said Bresnam.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office said Monday there are two suspects, both Caucasian men in their early 20s. Anyone with information about the case can contact Crime Stoppers at (805)549-STOP.

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