Green Bay mosque damaged, broken into Monday

Posted at 1:13 PM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 12:00:49-05

The Islamic Society of Wisconsin's Mosque, 1512 Velp Ave., was damaged when it was broken into on Monday by a 60-year-old Green Bay man.

John Michael Wescott, who had recently been released from jail prior to the incident, has been charged with criminal damage to property and trespassing.

Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith says it's not a hate crime.

Wescott was intoxicated when he broke into the mosque with ribs, beer and cigarettes.