Graffitti damage a regional problem

Crimestoppers latest crime of the week concerns an increase in vandalism in the region, and Keremeos was no exception.

  • Apr. 6, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Crimestoppers latest crime of the week concerns an increase in vandalism in the region, and Keremeos was no exception.

Coincident with March break, a rash of graffitti damage occurred in Keremeos in the vicinity of Veterans Avenue and Sixth Street in the early morning hours of March 25. Damage occurred at Ambry Self Storage and at Keremeos Community Church. A stop sign was also damaged.

 

It may seem relatively innocuous, but graffitti damage can quickly total into the thousands of dollars. Crime Stoppers suggest

businesses and residents remove graffitti as soon as possible so that it doesn’t attract more destruction.

 

This behaviour is very destructive to the image of a community, but by working together we can reduce the negative impression.

Anyone with information on the person/s responsible are asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.sostips.ca for other anonymous ways of passing along information.

Should your information lead to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash reward.  Crime Stoppers is not a police program and does not subscribe to call display.  You will never testify in court.