St. Bernard Police search for suspects involved in graffiti incidents

Graffiti found in St. Bernard park

CINCINNATI (FOX19) -St. Bernard Police Department is searching for suspects involved in spray painting graffiti at Ross Park and near a post office.

Police say it happened sometime overnight Saturday.

Several areas of Ross Park were spray painted. The word “IT” was spray-painted near a sewer.

Police say they believe teenagers are responsible for the graffiti at Ross Park and are actively searching for them by increasing patrols in the area.

“If they applied some good art to the right spot it would be okay in my opinion, but I don’t come out here and start painting on your car or someone else’s property without their permission,” said Ross Park visitor, James Vandy.

Police are working on installing cameras in the area so situations like this will not happen again.

As for the graffiti found near the post office, the word “Crip” was spray-painted in orange.

The word is associated with a gang, but police do not believe that to be the case.

“See you’re defacing somebody’s property," said Vandy. "You have to have respect for other people. You know I don’t like nobody coming in my yard at the house.”

Police say they want to try to put an end to this as quickly as possible.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact Lt. Bill Ungruhe at bungruhe@stbernardpolice.org or call 513-242-2727. Calls can remain anonymous.

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