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Teen accused of vandalizing Catholic church in Delray bonds out of jail

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jun 14, 2016

An 18-year-old charged with vandalizing a church west of Delray Beach bonds out of jail.

Bond was set at $3,000.

Investigators arrested 18-year-old Gabriel Contreas in connection with the vandalism.

On May 10, detectives investigated the crime at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Several religious statues were spray painted with graffiti and a pentagram was spray painted onto the church.

Damage to the church totaled more than $700.

Through the investigation, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office detectives learned that Contreas of suburban Boynton Beach was a potential suspect in the incident.

After speaking with detectives, Contreas confessed to being the person who committed the crime.

Today, a judge told Contreas he's not allowed to have any weapons or spray paint.

"If they come to your house and visit you and you've got cans of spray paint I'm going to pick you up and hold you in jail and I'm going to scream like a baby," said the judge.  

Contreas is charged with criminal mischief.