November 2 2015

Two Arrested in Connection to Vandalism at Islamic Center

By: Rich Hosford

Two Burlington teenagers have been arrested in connection with an incident of vandalism that took place over the weekend at the Burlington Islamic Center on Lexington Street. 


Police have charged Cameron S. Cappella, 18, of Burlington and Derrik M. Demone, 18, of Burlington with malicious destruction of property over $250 and tagging property. 


On Sunday, Nov. 1, at 1:45 a.m., police were called to the mosque and religious community center on Lexington St. by a member, who reported seeing graffiti and other damage.


The exterior of the building had been sprayed with “U.S.A.” multiple times with red spray paint. There were also several eggs smashed that had been thrown at the building. 


The suspects allegedly drove up to the building and were in the area for at least 20 minutes before driving away. Surveillance cameras, installed at the center after a similar incident in 2013 when the sign was spray painted with “U.S.A.”, caught two masked men in an older Ford Crown Victoria vehicle. Chief Michael Kent said in a press conference the car was identified and that led to the arrest. 


A third suspect who was allegedly driving the car is currently under investigation. 


The two arrestees were held at the Burlington Police Department today pending their arraignment at Woburn District Court.


Cameron S. Cappella (Courtesy photo) 



Derrik M. Demone (Courtesy photo) 

Vandalism at the Burlington Islamic Center


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