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Woman arrested for vandalizing Catholic Church in Miami

Miami-Dade Police
Miami-Dade Police

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FL– A 44-year-old woman has been taken into custody for reportedly vandalizing St. Timothy Catholic Church, located in the area of Southwest 102nd Avenue and Miller Drive.
Authorities say surveillance video captured Alfa Illescas spraying graffiti on the walls of the church, kicking over trash cans, and spreading trash throughout the church’s courtyard.
Police also reported that Illescas broke parts of the altar of a saint located in the front of the church.
“Places of worship are a staple of our community where many go to pray and practice their religious beliefs,” MDPD Director Alfredo Ramirez III said in a statement. “I am very proud of the tenacity and hard work of our Homeland Security Bureau investigators to arrest the individual responsible for this pointless crime.”
Illescas has been charged with criminal mischief in a place of worship and is currently being held on a $6,000 bond.