20 houses tagged with graffiti near downtown Kalamazoo

Posted at 2:12 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-04 14:12:48-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is investigating multiple homes and other items tagged with graffiti in the Vine neighborhood early Sunday.

During the early morning hours Sunday, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers investigated a series of incidents where homes, a vehicle, trash cans and similar items were spray painted with white and black spray paint.  The affected areas are near West Vine, South Park, West Dutton and Potter streets in the Vine neighborhood near downtown Kalamazoo.

The incidents are believed to have occurred at about 4 a.m. when a witness scared the suspect away.

At this time approximately 20 houses have been identified as being damaged with the repair costs mounting into thousands of dollars.  Officers have recovered evidence related to the crimes and are investigating further to identify the suspect or suspects.