Stanford University police have arrested 19-year-old Lucas Joseph Ninow in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti on two student residences in late April, according to a press release from the Stanford Department of Public Safety.
Ninow, who is not a Stanford student, was arrested in Mountain View on Wednesday, June 24, on an arrest warrant. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for one count of felony vandalism, one count of misdemeanor vandalism and one count of a misdemeanor hate crime. He is to be arraigned Thursday afternoon, June 25.
The April 26 incident left the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Casa Italiana, a nearby Italian language- and culture-focused house, tagged with swastikas and "anarchy symbols" in gold spray paint.
Stanford President John Hennessy condemned the vandalism shortly after it was discovered.
"This level of incivility has no place at Stanford," Hennessy said in a statement. "I ask everyone in the university community to stand together against intolerance and hate, and to affirm our commitment to a campus community where discourse is civil, where we value differences, and where every individual is respected."