Graffiti vandal hits alleyways in the North End

Posted at 7:43 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 21:43:26-05

A graffiti vandal made their way into an alley near Bannock and 27th street in the North End and got to work earlier this week.

"They got the whole block, well the whole alleyway," said Cory Brown, a victim of the graffiti vandal.

"Whenever graffiti happens we obviously want to react to that," explained Officer John Tucker with Boise Police.

Boise Police said when they receive a graffiti call they send an officer or a crime scene specialist to take a report. 

"At that point, we would ask the property owners to eradicate that graffiti," said Officer Tucker.

The graffiti is an added expense that homeowners like Cory Brown didn't ask for or want.

"It kinda makes me feel like we need to keep an eye on our alleyway a little bit more, make sure they are not doing anything stupid," said Brown.

Police said they then compile the same tagging names together and get to work on finding the culprit.

"They are tough to figure out who they are," explained Tucker. "It takes a little while sometimes."

Thankfully, Boise Police said the City of Boise doesn't see much gang graffiti. Usually, it's just the work of kids which is what it seems to be in this case.

"I think it's just some young kids that are bored that found a can of spray paint that decided to go out and paint the town," said Brown.

And while Brown said he plans on cleaning the graffiti up, he hopes this is the first and last time.

"I'll be watching next time, so watch out," said Brown. 

Boise Police said that if you are caught graffitiing just one time, the consequences are a misdemeanor charge which is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 dollar fine.