Kennewick Police Investigating Graffiti Spree – Not Known if Gang Related
Kennewick police are checking numerous sources, including schools, to see if any other such incidents reported.
Authorities say October 1st, numerous incidents of spray paint graffiti were reported by area residents and business owners. They included:
*627 South Union - the words URBAN 599 were spray painted all down the side of the homeowners garage.
*1606 South Ely (Reese Concrete Products) "999" was sprayed in black paint on the front of their main building
*3326 West 24th. Homeowner reported light colored paint was used to paint a large number 15 with three small dots on the upper right side of the number.
*The Skippers Restaurant at 3307 West Kennewick Ave was sprayed with the words "URBAN 15" with three small dots next to the number.
Police say it may be the work of one person, or could be graffiti. Or, it could be tagging, which is usually regarded as individuals or gangs marking their territory. The investigation continues, and anyone with information is asked to anonymously report it to Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at (509)-586-TIPS (8477).