|Approximate locations of the graffiti incidents.|
Three Uptown residents have reported finding swastikas and other graffiti drawn in chalk on their property since Friday afternoon. Police are investigating at least one of the incidents as a hate crime.
Around 3:20 p.m. on Friday, a resident of the 800 block of West Hutchinson reported seeing a man draw a swastika on a brick pillar outside his home. Responding officers found more chalk markings on a nearby garage that said “CIA” and “CIA FU,” according to a police report.
The first victim said the person who drew the graffiti was a white or Hispanic man who was walking a light-colored dog.
At 9:30 on Saturday morning, a resident of the 800 block of West Junior Terrace reported finding swastikas drawn in chalk a fence outside their home. Investigators were searching the area for surveillance cameras that may have captured images of the offender.
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