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Spray paint vandal hits the Downtown

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Chesterton Police are investigating a spray-paint vandalism spree in the Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

According to police, sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday someone spray-painted graffiti on 10 buildings and a stop sign.

The victims: the Marathon gas station at 400 S. Calumet Road, the Methodist Activity Center, St. Johns United Church at 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Shear Artistry at 204 S. Third St., Framing Concepts at 219 Broadway, James OíConnor Martial Arts at 534 Broadway, and Don Johnsonís Martial Arts America at 535 Broadway.

Several private residences were also tagged, one in the 100 block of West Porter Ave. and two in the 200 block of West Lincoln Ave.

In addition, a stop sign at Third Street and West Indiana Ave. was vandalized.

Vandals used black and brown spray paint, police said. A can of brown paint was recovered from the scene of one vandalism as well as the caps from two cans.

Police estimated total damage at $5,050.



Posted 10/29/2012