Uptown: Cops investigating after swastikas, graffiti found

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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