Valley Vandalism Continues

<strong>LOGAN—</strong>Graffiti vandalism that struck Logan, North Logan, and Hyde Park Friday and Saturday continued through the weekend and into Monday as more businesses, signs, utility boxes, and personal property was marked.

The Logan City Police Department and North Park Police Department are working together to put an end to the outbreak, and believe the graffiti to be the work of two separate individuals who are working together. NPPD Chief Kim Hawkes said the different styles of the graffiti point to a least two different individuals.

“It appears that we have a couple of different individuals that are responsible based on the style of painting,” Hawkes said. “We’re following up on leads, we’re working in conjunction with Logan City, because it appears that it’s the same individuals that were involved there. We’re working in collaboration and following up on every lead that we have.”

New businesses tagged with the graffiti include the Lee’s grocery store in Logan, the Bridger Pointe Apartment complex, and the building next to Lee’s that houses the Cold Stone Creamery. Shopko was also hit, as were multiple utility boxes by the Deseret Industries building and other business near the DI on 200 West.

Trailers, signs, utility boxes, and storage units were also marked in the area of 600 North and 600 West in Logan.

“I would probably say we’re getting closer than they were on Saturday, based on the information that’s come in through the weekend. We’re continuing to work with Logan City’s detectives and ours to see if we can’t identify the rest of the individuals responsible,” Hawkes said.

“We’re kind of bringing everything together … and we’ve been able to collect some more detailed information from some individuals that may have seen these suspects.”

As of Saturday, before the most recent strike, 11 incidents of graffiti had been reported, including at least two Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapels, the Cache Valley Bible Fellowship, 2 Brothers Furniture, the Eccles Ice Arena, and several storage sheds and utility poles.

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