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Graffiti a sign season’s ending, police say

Tamara Miller

A string of graffiti cases that have plagued upvalley towns for the past few weeks may be a sign of the typical unrest that comes at the end of ski season, police say.

Vail Police were called out to a West Vail bus stop early Friday morning on a report that someone had broken a Plexiglas window and had burned graffiti into the walls.

The case is the third graffiti report Vail Police have received in the last few weeks, said Officer Christian Mohr. The other two cases occurred in the Cascade Village parking garage and on the WestStar Bank property in Vail Village.

The other two cases appear to be related, because the message “Sur 13” was painted on walls both times, Mohr said. The most recent graffiti appears unrelated to the others, he said.

There have also been cases of graffiti and vandalism in Eagle-Vail and Avon.

If caught, the people responsible could be charged with criminal mischief. When the damage exceeds $500 – as it does in these cases, Mohr said – it is considered a felony offense. Police do not have an exact cost estimate of the damage yet.

Anyone with more information about the graffiti cases is asked to contact Vail Police at 479-2102.

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