MIDDLETOWN, NJ: A suspect local police have been looking for over the last couple months has now been arrested after multiple houses of worship were been vandalized.  Earlier today, (Tuesday, 7/28) the Middletown Township Police announced the arrest of 34-year-old Natalee Hamilton. In each case of vandalism, police report that the criminal smashed out the house of worship's windows with rocks.

The locations vandalized include New Monmouth Baptist Church at 4 Cherry Tree Farm Road, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Middletown Township.  According to police reports, the vandalism occurred first at Westminster Presbyterian Church on June 1 and a second time at New Monmouth Baptist on July 14. Then, all three houses of worship were again vandalized on July 19. Up until July this past Sunday, the crimes against the churches were at night.

Then on Sunday, July 26, Westminster Presbyterian Church was victimized a third time, this time the attack was during the day, around 11am, while the congregation was worshipping inside the church.  

The attacks on Christian churches are possible bias crimes and are currently under investigation by Detective First Class Darrin Simon. Anyone with information concerning this matter is asked to please contact the Middletown Police Detective Bureau at 732.615.2120.