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Graffiti vandals being sought in Elizabethtown

Graffiti painted on the concrete wall in Elizabethtown.

Graffiti painted on the concrete wall in Elizabethtown.

— Town Supervisor Margaret Bartley has become a frequent shopper at the local paint stores.

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Graffiti painted on the concrete wall in Elizabethtown.

Bartley said that in the past two weeks, she has had to buy spray paint twice in order to deal with graffiti that has been painted onto the concrete wall near the intersection of River and Court streets.

“Someone called me about it the first time and told me that they thought it was a satanic symbol,” Bartley said. “I later found out that it was a symbol for anarchy. I went and painted over the symbol.”

Bartley was hopeful that she had resolved the concern by painting over the symbol. However, a discovery over the weekend had her going back to the store.

Then on Saturday, while I was at the food festival, I saw the new writing and went to get some more paint,” Bartley said.

The second graffiti was bigger than the first, saying, “the streets are ours!”

Bartley said that, if caught, she would make the vandals live up to that.

“If we find out who it was, then they will be shoveling the gutters and sweeping the sidewalks,” Bartley said. “If they want to own the streets, then they can also take care of them.”

The anarchy symbol was drawn on the northern exposure of the wall, next to the Sunoco Station, while “the streets are ours” was written along the wall next to the sidewalk.

Bartley said that she painted over the graffiti because, “we don’t want this to start something.”

Bartley said that local authorities have been contacted and are investigating the matter.

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