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Nine graffiti incidents occur in village over Dec. 6 weekend

Two of the three pieces of graffiti that were spray-painted in the "Wall Street" alley last weekend. Four total pieces of graffiti were made in the village sometime between late last Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Two of the three pieces of graffiti that were spray-painted in the "Wall Street" alley last weekend. Four total pieces of graffiti were made in the village sometime between late last Friday night and early Saturday morning. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— After one arrest and months of no visible graffiti activity in the village of Cazenovia, someone spray-painted nine new graffiti pieces in the village during the Dec. 6 weekend: three large new pieces in the “Wall Street” alley between Kinney Drugs and Café Latte Da, two on the Lindenfeld Law Firm office at 11 Lincklaen St., one on the side of the U.S. Post Office on Lincklaen Street, one on a U.S. Postal Service mail truck, one on the window of the old gas station next to the defunct Napa building on Albany Street and one on the stop sign at the corner of Center and Albany Streets.

All nine pieces are comprised of words — in the alley one is the word “Reigh” and the other two are phrases that contain vulgar words and sentiments (that will not be published); the phrase on the USPS truck contains one of the same phrases that is in the Wall Street alley; while the words/tags on the gas station window, stop sign, law firm building and USPS building are illegible. They were probably spray-painted sometime between late last Friday night, Dec. 6, and early Saturday morning, Dec. 7, said Cazenovia Police Chief Michael Hayes.

Even though none of the new graffiti contains the skater tags “Loner” or “Naff” that became prevalent in the village last summer, Hayes believes these new incidents are likely the work of the same culprits.

“I said before there were more suspects. We just don’t know who they are at this point,” Hayes said. “I think it’s the same group of people, maybe they’re changing up their tags just to try to throw us off.”

One local business owner, who asked not to be identified, told the Cazenovia Republican they saw two college-age people, one male and one female, both Caucasian, in the Wall Street alley where three of the graffiti pieces occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday Dec. 7.

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