Colusa City Police are investigating the recent rash of graffiti on homes and businesses.
Sometime over the evening of, Sunday May 3, 2015 the home of a 94-year-old Colusa resident was tagged gang-related graffiti.
“It’s disgusting,” said Daniell Hendricks who saw the graffiti on her way to work, “This is so disrespectful and lame beyond words.”
The graffiti covered the garage door of the home and sidewalls.
An estimate of damage was not immediately available, but police say it’s hundreds of dollars.
“On Wednesday, April 29, we had a rash of similar gang graffiti on the 700 block of Market Street and Main Street,” said Colusa Chief of Police Josh Fitch, “The graffiti spanned multiple buildings including the water works building.”
Chief Fitch commented that there may be a legitimate connection to gang activity.
The Colusa City Police Department issued this statement on its Facebook Page:
“Graffiti. The past two weeks it has been a common theme. If you see any groups of people wearing similar clothing (RED) walking around town at any time of the day or night or anybody that looks misplaced, please call (530) 458-7778. The graffiti issue has grown and is a cause for concern. Just a reminder. The quicker we get the graffiti covered, the better our message gets across that we will not tolerate it. We look forward to being proactive in combating this issue.”
Chief Fitch commented that they did not have a suspect in mind at this time; however the school resource officer has been speaking with children at school and monitoring social media.
“The Police Department is asking that anyone with any information to contact our office and to call if they see anything or anyone suspicious,” said Chief Fitch, “all information will be followed up on.”
The Colusa Police Department can be reached at (530) 458-7778.