A MAN from Rhyl who made a Nazi salute in an Old Colwyn church and was seen urinating in public has been spared jail.

Juan Guerrero, 49, of River Street, was sentenced to 10 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court today (January 10).

During today’s hearing, he admitted two counts of causing religiously aggravated distress, and one charge each of using threatening behaviour and theft from a shop.


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The court heard that, on June 11, 2023, Guerrero was seen at the Co-op store on Cefn Road, Old Colwyn, where he took two cans of Carling lager from a pack of four, placed them into a pocket of his coat, and left.

He was challenged by staff but refused to relinquish the alcohol, saying he “didn’t care about police involvement”.

A member of the public then saw Guerrero leaving the Co-op, before dropping his trousers and underwear to his knees and urinating in the view of the public.

Later that day, Guerrero entered the English Baptist Church on Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, before lying down on the floor between a row of seats.

He went on to ask members of the congregation: “Do you mind if I masturbate?”, “Do you think Mary was a virgin?”, and “Are you a virgin?”, before telling those in the church: “You’re all politically motivated.”

Guerrero was then described as “goose-stepping” in the church while making a Nazi salute.

A member of the congregation was also asked by Guerrero to remove his clothes because “ladies would enjoy it”, while he requested that another person put a black bag over his head.

He then “squared up” to another, asking: “Where is your f***ing God?”

After he left, the service resumed, but Guerrero continued to disrupt the service by “banging aggressively” on the building from outside.

Guerrero, whose previous similar convictions include for shoplifting and public order offences, made numerous admissions about his behaviour when interviewed by police.

In mitigation for Guerrero, he was said to have “engaged very well” with probation services since his release from prison in October.

He had “never ever been in trouble” until last June, which is when this incident took place, and was described as being “completely off the rails” at the time.

Guerrero was described as “hard-working” and a “family man”, whose life “unravelled” after the breakdown of his marriage.

The court heard that he had “no recollection” of these incidents.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay costs totalling £305.50.

This comprises compensation of £16.50 and £50 to the Co-op store in Old Colwyn and to Sharon Skillen, a member of the congregation, respectively, as well as a £154 surcharge and prosecution costs of £85.