OCEANSIDE — Brian Arroyo, 18, will face a Vista judge June 22 after being arrested for an alleged hate crime against an African American male, according to Oceanside Police. A 17-year-old was also arrested on assault charges, damaging property to violate civil rights, robbery, gang allegations and misdemeanor vandalism in the1200 block of Division Street.
All of the victims were African American men, ranging in age from 25 to 57.
Police are not identifying the victims, and the investigation is ongoing, said Lt. Leonard Mata.
Police have increased patrols and enforcement throughout the past several months to address the criminal activity in the neighborhood, and said they will continue to monitor any activity.