TUSTIN, Calif. (KTLA) -- A man was arrested for allegedly breaking into a classroom at a Catholic school, smashing religious pictures and throwing out an American flag.

The crime took place in the early morning hours on July 12, 2011at St. Jeanne De Lestonnac Catholic School.

Police say the suspect removed all religious materials from the walls of the classroom, broke two crosses, smashed framed religious pictures and threw an American flag into a trash can.

Evidence collected from the scene linked 30-year-old Thomas Tracy to the crime, according to police.

Authorities obtained a felony warrant and arrested Tracy -- nearly 7 months after the crime -- at a residence in the City of Santa Ana.

He was booked at the Orange County Jail on charges of felony vandalism of religious property and second degree burglary.

Total damage from the crime is estimated at approximately $10,000.

Tracy is being held without bail pending his appearance in court.