Our Lady of Fatima statue vandalized in Chino

Suspicious fire at St. Margaret Mary parish

Chino Police and Chino Valley Fire officers survey the damage from a suspicious fire that damaged the Virgin Mary statue on the south side of St. Margaret Mary Church in Chino. (Champion photo by Josh Thompson)

Chino Valley Fire District investigators said a fire that scorched the Virgin Mary statue at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Chino has been deemed suspicious.

Chino Police Department officers went to the church at 12686 Central Ave. on the morning of August 30, finding the lower right side of the statue with burn damage.

“The investigation revealed that an unknown subject attempted to set one of the statues on fire,” said police spokeswoman Monica Gutierrez.

She added she checked the police department’s crime log from the past several months and did not find any other reports of vandalism at the church.

School officials, who declined to answer questions about the incident, did say that the statue has been there since the early 1970s.

Full story at Champion News.

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  1. William Roberts says:

    Undoubtedly the work of a white power group or neo-nazi’s who reside in the region.

  2. The Watchman says:

    Statues of Saints and the Blessed Mother Mary that are being vandalized is but a prelude to the coming persecution of Catholics and Christians living in America and the western world. Like Jesus said on the Cross “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” The people committing these acts know not what they do. Father forgive them. Jesus Christ King of Kings Lord of Lords True God and True is coming in the very near future like a thief in the night. Pray America Pray.

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