Police seek those who spray-painted graffiti

Posted: June 20, 2014

The Winchester Star

A city employee noticed this graffiti on the top level of the Braddock Street Autopark at about 5 a.m. Thursday.
Graffiti mars the top level of the Braddock Street Autopark and the wall of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church’s educational building.

WINCHESTER — City police are searching for the individuals who they say spray-painted one of the local parking garages and a preschool building next to it.

A city employee noticed the graffiti at about 6 a.m. Thursday and called officers to the autopark at 30 N. Braddock St.

There were several words and figures painted on the third floor of the garage and on the top of Grace Lutheran Church Preschool, according to Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Lauren Cummings.

Some of the words were obscene and others were difficult to make out. There were also boxes with smiley faces and people spray-painted on the concrete, barriers and walls.

The surveillance camera in the garage was also spray-painted, according to Cummings.

She said the damage to the side of the preschool building is estimated at about $50.

She didn’t have damage estimates for the parking garage or surveillance camera.

The crime is believed to have been committed sometime from 10:30 to 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

There have not yet been any arrests made in the case, which remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477.

— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com