Illegal art pops up twice in Gypsum |

Illegal art pops up twice in Gypsum

Eagle Valley Enterprise
Eagle, CO Colorado

GYPSUM, Colorado –Graffiti artists struck twice this month in Gypsum, Colorado.

A man contacted police on July 12 after spotting graffiti in the tunnel by Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum, an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report said. Police observed several unreadable painted markings on the concrete wall of the walkway under Highway 6.

Police estimated it would cost $150 to paint over the graffiti. It does not appear gang related, the report said.

In a separated incident, police received a report on July 11 about graffiti on the railroad bridge near Highway 6.

Police saw red spray paint on many sides of the concrete bridge. The suspects had sprayed the words “[Expletive] Fat Chicks” and “Kill your self” along several walls. The letters KYS and SRO were also sprayed in several locations.

Police believe the graffiti spraying might have happened between July 10 and 11. Police advised Union Pacific Railroad about the incident because the company owns the railroad tracks and bridge. Officials there said they would send someone out to assist in cleaning up the graffiti. Estimated damage is $150.

• Last week an Eagle woman reported her purse was stolen when she left it on a local bar’s counter. She said the purse was unattended when she visited the restroom and she discovered it missing when she returned. The next day, a man called her to say he had found the bag in a local alley. The woman said her belongings and identification were still inside, except for $30 in cash and a $100 digital camera.

• A Grand Junction woman was stopped for traveling 34 mph in a 25 mph residential zone in town. When pulled over, she asked the officer for a warning, but she was unable to provide current registration or insurance information for her vehicle. She was cited for the violations and told she could not drive any further until she resolved the issues.

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