Graffiti is a problem in our neighborhoods. Just in the first 3 1/2 months of 2020, over $5,500 has been spent removing and/or applying a surface that makes removal easier. It has appeared under bridges, on retainer walls and the trails themselves. Some are symbols, some are offensive.
According to state law regarding vandalism and intentionally painting on property:
- Class “C” – misdemeanor if the pecuniary loss is less than $100.
- Class “B” – $100 or more but less than $750.
- Class “A” – $750. or more but less that $2,500.
Anything above this amount is considered a felony. The graffiti removed from the trails last week fell in the Class “A” category. The police are notified and/or a police report is filed with each incident.
Please remind everyone, if caught, there will be ramifications and fines. Your tax dollars could be put to better use than rectifying the willful acts of a few individuals. Thank you
“See something – Say something.”