Franklin grapples with surge in gang graffiti
Police investigate nearly 20 cases
Last Updated: 219 days ago
FRANKLIN, Ind. - The city of Franklin is grappling with a surge in gang-related graffiti.
The vandalism started this summer, and police are now investigating close to 20 cases of tagging on houses, businesses and in city parks.
"There is some specific graffiti that we are getting that seems to be some kind of gang sign graffiti," said Franklin police Detective Ray Tice.
The graffiti tags include a pitch fork and what appears to be the Star of David.
Police call the recent outbreak the worst they've seen in at least five years. They have solid leads, but no suspects.
"You don't want to see this kind of stuff in your community, and we work very hard to nip it in the bud before it becomes more of a problem than it already is," Tice said. "We do depend on the homeowners to keep a vigilant watch in their neighborhoods, and if they see something that they can report to us, it's always very helpful."
Anyone with information about the graffiti is asked to call Franklin police at 317-736-5111.
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