Released by Lt. Rebekah Lynch
Over the course of the past year, business and property owners in the City of Pittsburg have experienced damage to their property in the form of graffiti. These “tagging” incidents have consisted of the repeated use of words/symbols painted on property throughout the city, with downtown businesses being targeted most frequently. The City of Pittsburg responded last summer with the formation of a graffiti task force, consisting of employees from several departments throughout the city. Task force members worked to identify and document the tagging incidents, and several community partners aided the task force with a large scale clean-up effort last fall. This clean-up effort continues as tagging incidents continue to sporadically occur.
Pittsburg Police have followed up on a number of leads to attempt to identify the suspects causing this damage; however, none of this information has been solid enough to lead to an arrest. A local business owner recently provided police with surveillance footage of two suspects tagging a utility box in a downtown alley with the letters “NOZ,” a tag that frequently appears throughout the downtown area. The police are requesting your assistance in identifying the two subjects shown in this short video and accompanying still images.
Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.