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Woman charged with hate crimes after bacon is left at Davis mosque

Woman charged with hate crimes after bacon is left at Davis mosque
Tom Garing cleans up racist graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in Roseville, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2017. Police can't say if that attack was linked to the one in Davis. (Associated Press)

Authorities say a 30-year-old woman is being charged with hate crimes after police say she broke windows and left bacon at a Northern California mosque.

The Sacramento Bee reports that the Yolo County district attorney's office announced the arrest of Lauren Kirk-Coehlo of Davis on Tuesday.

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She is charged in the vandalism of the Davis Islamic Center last month, in which six windows and two bicycles were broken and bacon strips placed on door handles.

Eating pork products is forbidden in Islam.

Earlier this month in the region, Roseville's Tarbiya Institute was spray-painted with obscene and racist slurs, including "Muslim out." The two communities are about 34 miles apart.

Roseville police say that also is being investigated as a hate crime, though there is no sign the two incidents are related.

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