Urban scrawl hits city of Glenwood | PostIndependent.com

Urban scrawl hits city of Glenwood

Post Independent Photo/Kelley Cox(Right) Graffito (the singular use of the more common word "graffiti") scrawled across a utility box in an alley of the 700 block of Glenwood is evidence of a recent spree of vandalism in the area.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Police are investigating a spate of graffiti spray painted in downtown alleys here over the weekend.

The pink, blue and black graffiti was mostly located on alley walls, doors and trash receptacles in the 700 and 800 blocks downtown between Grand and Cooper avenues. A metal panel next to the front entrance of the Eagle’s Club, visible from 7th Street, was also tagged.

Glenwood Springs police chief Terry Wilson said he’s not sure whether the graffiti is gang-related.

“There’s nothing distinctive to say it is, which doesn’t say it isn’t,” he said. “It mostly looked like pure vandalism.”

Wilson said the department had no leads on suspects as of Tuesday.

“Usually it’s a matter of coming across somebody or getting some intel,” he said.

“It’s one of those things that comes like a disease, in an outbreak,” he said. “One person with one can of spray paint can do a heck of a lot of damage in 30 minutes.”

Contact Greg Masse:

945-8515, ext. 511


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