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Third anti-Islam incident in Sacramento region reported as tenderloins are left on Davis porch

A third incident against Muslims in less than two weeks in the Sacramento region occurred over the weekend in Davis.

The latest incident occurred at the Russell Park Apartments, on-campus housing primarily for UC Davis graduate students. UC Davis officials said somebody left a package of pork tenderloins on a front doorstep of an apartment.

The residents of the apartment are Muslim and pork is a forbidden food in Islam. The incident occurred sometime from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The leaving of the pork on the doorstep of the residents has so far been classified by the university as a “hate incident” because there may not have been a crime committed, according to UC Davis.

However, two other recent events are considered hate crimes by police. In each, vandalism occurred.

Sometime from 11 p.m. Jan. 31 to 6:30 a.m. Feb. 1, someone spray-painted anti-Muslim graffiti on the walls of the Tarbiya Institute, 1830 Sierra Gardens Drive in Roseville.

And the Davis Police Department continues to investigate an incident Jan. 22 at the Davis Islamic Center as a hate crime. Window panes were smashed, bicycle tires were sliced and strips of uncooked bacon were placed on an exterior door handle of the center.

Lauren Kirk-Coehlo is caught on security camera early in the morning of Jan. 22, 2017 vandalizing the Davis mosque. She was accused of smashing six windowpanes smashed and placing strips of uncooked bacon on an exterior door handle of the mosque.T

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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