The Huntington Beach Police Department is seeking charges against two Occupy Orange County members suspected of vandalizing a Chase bank, sources with knowledge of the investigation said.
Police Chief Ken Small said the man and woman who walked into the Chase branch at 16917 Algonquin St. on March 13 and vandalized it with trash and graffiti had, before the incident, identified themselves to police and city officials as Occupy members.
"My personal belief is they have the right to express their political agenda, but don't have the right to engage in criminal conduct," Small said. "It's our intention to aggressively enforce violations of the law. If somebody holds up a sign that had a political or personal agenda and they go out and break the law, we're going to deal with the violation of the law.