Office on Youth Cleans Graffiti

By: Keith Jones Email
By: Keith Jones Email

The city of Staunton is taking a stand almost two weeks after several buildings were vandalized.

The Staunton Office on Youth was busy Thursday morning throughout the city, removing graffiti from several buildings.

Residents on Lewis, West Beverley, and Frederick streets awoke Valentine's Day weekend to find graffiti defacing their property.

Representatives from Sherwin Williams joined the effort with extra cleaning supplies.

Gang Prevention Coordinator Diane Kellogg, with the Office on Youth, says cleaning up the streets is a community effort.

She says, "We will go on site and we will work with them and encourage them to continue to make connections with us and call us and hopefully we can meet them with some product and maybe then they can take it down themselves."

Police say the graffiti is red, orange and black, but there are no identifying symbols or markings.

One business owner is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information about possible suspect(s).


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