Vandals damage Cottonwood church

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COTTONWOOD -- The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is searching for the suspects who vandalized a Cottonwood church.

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints located in the 1300 block of East Hombre Drive in Cottonwood was vandalized between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

According to YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn, the suspects spray-painted walls, furniture, artwork and photos throughout the building. They also sprayed fire extinguisher contents in various rooms of the church and smashed flower pots and other displays.

D'Evelyn said church officials have not yet provided a cost estimate of the damage.

Detectives are attempting to determine exactly how and where the suspects entered the church.

The motive for the vandalism is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.