Camden County Man Charged With String of Church Vandalisms

MAGNOLIA, N.J. –– Authorities in South Jersey have arrested a 41-year-old Magnolia man in connection with a series of vandalism incidents at Catholic churches in July (see previous stories).


Curtis Condell (photo) is now being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and is facing several counts of vandalizing statues — for reasons police know but won’t discuss at this point.

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church vandalism Camden County Man Charged With String of Church Vandalisms


“He’s charged in nine separate vandalisms at churches in Evesham, Mount Laurel, and Cherry Hill,” says Evesham police lieutenant Walt Miller.

A tip call from a citizen, following up on a description of a suspect seen fleeing St. Joan of Arc Church after two statues were damaged (see related story), led police to Condell, who turned himself in.

The charges against him include “bias intimidation,” because the alleged acts targeted Catholic institutions exclusively (another related story).


[EDITOR’S NOTE:  KYW Newsradio previously reported the wrong first name for the suspect.  KYW Newsradio regrets the error.]


Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • JustMe

    I wonder what is the real problem he has with Churches and Religious Statues? I’d love to read the results of his Psyche-exam.

  • Guess Who

    Ya gotta admit the guy takes a nice mug shot.

  • Jojo

    I have an idea on why he did this. His response to “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” ?

    • Michael Heim

      I think it is deeper than that, he only targeted female statues, sounds like he might have a woman problem.

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