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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vandalism Hate Crime

Lompoc, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a vandalism hate crime that occurred at Cabrillo High School. On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at approximately 6:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Cabrillo High School for a report of vandalism. The reported vandalism included racial slurs painted on walls, over murals and on windows. Concrete was poured in front of classroom doors in an attempt to prevent the doors from opening.

School Resource Deputy Dennis Thomas is conducting a follow-up investigation to this incident in coordination with Cabrillo High School administration. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact SRD Thomas by email at If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or online at

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