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Vandals strike on League Street

Zoe Greszler • Updated Aug 15, 2018 at 9:37 PM

The Norwalk Police Department is investigating a couple cases of graffiti vandalism on League Street that appear to be connected.

Spraypaint grafitti marked the crossing guard shelter at the corner of League Street and Whittlesey Avenue, as well as the Workers Memorial Park’s cement slab at the corner of League and Cline streets. The markings, which were made sometime during the night Tuesday, featured what appeared to be scribbles, a black ‘W’ with a red ‘X’ over it and more. The ‘W’ and ‘X’ symbol appeared on both the shelter’s interior and exterior.

‘I drove by and saw the graffiti on the crossing guard shelter and it matches the graffiti on the memorial at Workers Memorial Park,”Norwalk Police Chief Mike Conney said. “Officer (Scott) Hamernik discovered the graffiti on the memorial this morning and was certain it wasn’t there yesterday. Both incidents are being investigated.”

Conney said because the markings look similar and appear on the same street, his department believes they are related.

The chief said he suspects the vandalisms are the result of juvenile delinquency, and not anything more serious, such as gang activity. 

“My experience leads me to believe it is probably kids,” he said.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is encouraged to call police at 419-663-6780.

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