February 12, 2015 - 1:19 PM
SUN PEAKS - The Sun Peaks community is trying to figure out who is damaging their village after more than two dozen signs, posts and electrical boxes were tagged since the beginning of February.
With more than 100 incidents of tagging reported already this month - many of which were reported Feb. 12 - rural RCMP has enlisted the help of the Kamloops Graffiti Task Force to help identify potential suspects and is asking for help from the public as well. Police have identified the tag "glitch" and "glitter", which have also been used in Vancouver over the past year. The suspect has tagged signs, posts, dumpsters, power boxes and private property.
“The incidents are not only eye sores, but cost the municipality considerable time, resources and money to clean up,” Staff Sgt. Doug Aird says.
Tagging has been a growing issue in Kamloops as well. In 2014, more than 150,000 square feet of tagging was removed by the Graffiti Task Force.
Anyone with information about the tagging in Sun Peaks is asked to contact the Kamloops Rural RCMP detachment at 250-314-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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-This story was updated at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12 to include more tagging incidents.
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