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BPD: Suspect wanted for New Year's Day hate crime

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 02:27:48-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for assistance identifying a suspect believed to be responsible for a vandalism that happened on New Year's Day.

According to police, the suspect spray-painted words to the front ofIn Your Wildest Dreams in downtown Bakersfield. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

The suspect is described as a white man between 35 and 40 years old at 5 feet 10 inches. He weighs approximately 200 pounds and was wearing blue jeans, a navy blue sweatshirt with white writing and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Randy Petris at (661) 326-3554 or BPD at (661) 327-7111.