Swastikas spray-painted on cars, homes in San Gabriel mountains


At least five spray-painted swastikas were found Tuesday in a residential area in Wrightwood, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies with the Victor Valley substation spotted the Nazi symbols spray-painted on three vehicles, a garage door and a stop sign in the mountainous area of Snowbird and Evergreen roads.

Officials are not currently calling the act a hate crime, referring to it instead as an act of vandalism and tagging.


According to the latest Census numbers, Wrightwood has a population of more than 4,200. The area is near Mountain High, a nearby ski and snow-activity destination.

Anyone with information about the crime can contact Det. J. Collins at (760) 955-8781.