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Lancaster man sentenced for damaging city property

OF SOUTH PENN STREET. A LANCASTER MAN WAS SENTENCED FOR DAMAGING CITY OPPRTY DURING PROTESTS FOLLOWING THE DEADLY POLICE SHOOTING OF A MAN COMING AT AN OFFICER WITH A KNIFE IN 2020. 33-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER VAZQUEZ WAS SENTENCED TO FOUR TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON. HE PLEADED GUILTY IN MARCH. INVESTIGATORS SAY VAZQUEZ CAUSED ABOUT $63,000 IN DAMAGE BY THROWING THREE BRICKS AT STATE POLICE VEHICLE, AND LIGHTING AN UMBRELLAN OFIREND A PUTTING IT INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THEY ALSO SAY HE THREW BRICKS, SHATTERING GLASS AT THE POLICE STATION, AND THREW BRICKS AT THE POST OFFICE. AND VEHICLES BELONNG

Lancaster man sentenced to up to 9 years in prison for damaging city property during 2020 protest

A Lancaster man was sentenced for damaging city property during a 2020 protest after the police shot and killed a man coming at an officer with a knife.Christopher Vazquez, 33, was sentenced to 52 months to nine years in prison.He pleaded guilty in March to riot, reckless burning, disorderly conduct, institutional vandalism and failure to disperse.Investigators said Vazquez caused about $63,000 in damage.Vazquez threw bricks at a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle and lit an umbrella on fire and put it in a Lancaster County detective vehicle, investigators said.Investigators said he also threw bricks at the front doors of the police station and the post office, as well as at a Lancaster Parking Authority vehicle.

A Lancaster man was sentenced for damaging city property during a 2020 protest after the police shot and killed a man coming at an officer with a knife.

Christopher Vazquez, 33, was sentenced to 52 months to nine years in prison.

He pleaded guilty in March to riot, reckless burning, disorderly conduct, institutional vandalism and failure to disperse.

Investigators said Vazquez caused about $63,000 in damage.

Vazquez threw bricks at a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle and lit an umbrella on fire and put it in a Lancaster County detective vehicle, investigators said.

Investigators said he also threw bricks at the front doors of the police station and the post office, as well as at a Lancaster Parking Authority vehicle.

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