The Turlock Police Department is investigating apparent politically motivated acts of vandalism perpetuated on at least two homes in the same Turlock neighborhood.
At least two homes had campaign signs or flags for Donald Trump damaged or taken. Both homes, in the 2900 and 3000 blocks of Colorado Avenue, also had rocks thrown through the front windows, according to the police department.
Ronda Farnam is one of the residents who has been victimized by the acts of vandalism. She said her flags were taken twice over a week’s time, both times late at night.
Around 12:30 a.m. Sept. 28, a rock was thrown through one of the windows of her home.
“I’m mad; I’m sad that people’s rights are being violated and my home is being targeted because they don’t agree with my political views,” Farnam said.
Video surveillance from one of the homes was able to capture images of the suspect and it has been shared on social media and Crime Stoppers.
The two incidents of vandalism on Colorado Avenue are the only politically motivated ones reported to the police department.
A Go Fund Me account was started for Farnam to help pay for the repairs. The account can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/f/end-hate-help-ronda-by-repairing-her-window?utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_nacp+share-sheet&rcid=fafc7063a79942349270b4a4df46e8b1.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Officer Marco Diaz at (209) 668-1200. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.