Hate symbols and racist terms were tagged on victims’ vehicles in Denver on Tuesday, with more than a dozen vehicles targeted.
At about 7 a.m. Tuesday, police received the first of several calls about the incident, said Jay Casillas, a department spokesman. The vandalism likely happened in the early-morning hours on Tuesday. About 15 cars were targeted.
“Several vehicles were vandalized, spray painted with derogatory symbols and language,” Casillas said.
Investigators believe the tagging started in the 200 block of South Logan Street and the vandals went south on Logan, four blocks to Cedar Avenue, and then on Cedar east two blocks to Pennsylvania Avenue — the Speer and Washington Park West neighborhoods.
A police investigator has photographed the damage and hate, and talked with victims’ and neighborhood residents, looking for clues and evidence that could lead to a suspect.
“At this point, we have not made any arrest,” Casillas said. “Any help from the public would be appreciated.”
Police on Tuesday did not have a dollar figure on the damage. “I’m sure it will be costly for some of these residents,” Casillas said.
Vandalism, property damage and hate crime charges could be brought against a suspect in the case. Tips can be made to online at Denver Metro Crime Stoppers, or call 720-913-7867 (STOP).
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