Man Arrested on Suspicion of Vandalizing Cars with Swastikas

Police say the district attorney's office will seek a hate crime charge against the man.

A man was arrested Saturday morning after police said they were called to investigate a hate crime that involved swastikas being scratched onto vehicles. 

David Desruisseau, 34, of Manteca, was arrested after Newark police were called to the 36600 block of Bonnie Street when a victim called 9-1-1 because the man was allegedly was in front of the resident’s home after the cars were vandalized.

Police said Desruisseau was detailned for medical reasons and gave a statement about the swastikas and then was transported to a local hospital to be treated.

A protective order for the victim was granted and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will seek charges related to vandalism, hate crime and stalking against Desruisseau, according to Newark police.

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Mike Desruisseau September 27, 2012 at 02:42 AM
hello my Brother is David DesRuisseau, The facts in this article are untrue. Fact David was not arrested he was taken to a mental hospital. My Brother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bi-polar and borderline personality disorder. He had not been stalking anyone but he was hearing voices that made him do something that he normally would never do. The truth is 1 out of 4 people in this world is mentally Ill, the system to help these people has failed as it has failed my brother. I'm very frustrated that the DA is seeking charges instead of helping people with a diagnosed mental Illness. There is a stigma in the world when it concerns mental illness, people are ashamed, embarrassed and it's not contagious, that is why so many chose not to seek help. There is no shame in mental illness, it's nothing my brother asked for or prayed for, it just is. Knowledge is power and if you have a loved one with a mental illness seek help and your first stop should be NAMI National alliance for the mentally Ill and free program for all family members


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