Suspect in vandalism of Denver cathedral turns herself in

Madeline Cramer, 26, is accused of causing $10,000 dollars in damage to Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

DENVER — A woman accused of spray-painting graffiti on a well-known Denver church last October is now in custody, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

According to a release, 26-year-old Madeline Cramer fled to Oregon after an arrest warrant was issued for her, but she returned to Denver and turned herself in to law enforcement Wednesday night.

Prosecutors have charged Cramer with one count of criminal mischief and one count of committing a bias-motivated crime.

The DA’s office said Cramer is accused of causing about $10,000 in damage to the Cathedral Basilica of Immaculate Conception at East Colfax Avenue and Logan Street, with messages described in the release as having an “anti-Christian bias.”

An arrest affidavit says the graffiti included messages including “Satan lives here” and “white supremacists,” as well as an upside-down cross and sexually explicit language.

Father Samuel Morehead described it as “some of the worst graffiti the staff have seen in decades.”

Cramer had her first advisement Thursday morning and is due back in court on Feb. 14, the release said.

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