Colusa, California man was taken into police custody after vandalizing a church in the small community of Colusa, California, located in the Sacramento Valley.

James Stoltenberg, 67, was arrested by police on Oct. 27 after an investigation into the defacing of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Just two days earlier, officers with the Colusa Police Department responded to the church after receiving reports of the vandalism.

According to reports, Stoltenberg allegedly carved obscenities on the altar, damaged several historic items, and caused over $10,000 worth of damage to the church.

According to reports, Stoltenberg allegedly carved obscenities on the altar, damaged several historic items, and caused over $10,000 worth of damage to the church.

In an interview with KOVR, District Attorney Matthew R. Beauchamp said the vandalism appeared to be targeted toward the Catholic Church, adding that Stoltenberg indicated he believed the Catholic religion is a fake religion.

Stoltenberg allegedly carved obscenities into the altar and damaged priceless art.
Stoltenberg allegedly carved obscenities into the altar and damaged priceless art.
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The incident happened on Oct. 25 at the California church, and Stoltenberg was arrested two days later.
The incident happened on Oct. 25 at the California church, and Stoltenberg was arrested two days later.
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The investigation into the incident is ongoing.



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