‘Graffiti Problem’: Deputies Urge Citizens to Report Suspicious Activity

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are searching for one or more suspects who they say sprayed painted graffiti on at least 30 building to identify territorial boundaries.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the department’s Gang Task Force is working hard to remove these images, but needs the public’s help by reporting suspicious people lurking around abandoned or vacant homes in the Broad River Road area from the 1600 block to the 3700 block.

The vandals are young people most likely from grade school age to young adults, Lott said.

To receive up to $1000 for information about the crimes or if you know the identity of the suspects, citizens are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), text to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information or go to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the “Submit a tip” tab.

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