Location: 6321 Avenue 400, Dinuba
Incident Date: 12/27/19
Case Number: 19-16074
Posted by: Media Relations
On December 27th, 2019, TCSO Deputies were called to the Iglesia Christiana Fuente de Vida church in Dinuba for a vandalism to church property.
The pastor of the church told Deputies someone had smeared feces on the door and egged the building. The suspect also threw oranges on the fence.
Video surveillance and a history of incidents led deputies to a nearby home. During the investigation, Deputies learned the suspect, 48-year-old Danny Lee Terpin, had a history of intimidating church members by yelling obscenities and making obscene gestures with his middle finger.
Deputies found and interviewed Terpin. He was arrested and faces Felony Hate Crime Vandalism charges.
The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.