Graffiti at Santa Cruz elementary school targets police

Authorities are investigating graffiti left at an elementary school in Santa Cruz that targets police officers. (Photo courtesy Stephen Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel)

July 25, 2013 11:50:20 PM PDT
Authorities in Santa Cruz are looking for whoever graffitied an elementary school with death threats targeting police officers.

The vandalism was found at Bay View Elementary School and has since been painted over.

The graffiti threatened the lives of Deputy Chief Steve Clark and four other officers. Among the names in grafitti is Sergeant Loren "Butch" Baker, who was killed on the job in February along with Santa Cruz Detective Elizabeth Butler.

Police believe the vandalism is gang-related.