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Posted on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 : 3:45 p.m.

Vulgar words spray-painted on cars and windows broken in rash of vandalism

By John Counts

Vandals in Ypsilanti Township spray-painted numerous cars and broke out windows at several businesses over the past couple of days, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to Michael Drive, Scott Court and High Ridge Drive throughout Friday for reports of vehicles and homes being spray-painted the night before.

Five cars and at least one house had "vulgar language and crude pictures" spray-painted on them, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

Deputies also are investigating five businesses on Ecorse Road, Michigan Avenue and Ford Boulevard that had their windows broken out over the past three days, according to the release.

Police did not release the names of the businesses. The windows were broken out with what appeared to be rocks or pieces of concrete.

There are no suspects at this time in either series of incidents.

If you have any information regarding either of these incidents please contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 734-994-2911 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SpeakUP.

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Mon, Jun 17, 2013 : 9:41 p.m.

In Ypsi they are "vandals". In a2 they are "taggers".

Jaime Magiera

Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 12:28 p.m.

a2citizen, that is correct (though I see you are being sarcastic) Generally, the Ann Arbor folks at least try to paint something interesting or clever. Just spray painting "f*** YOU" or a dong on cars is not in the same league. Graffiti is an art form. May I suggest the following books... "Graffiti World", "Freight Train Graffiti", "You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat"


Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 11:06 a.m.

throwing concrete through windows seems like a more severe kind of vandalism than spray paint on a building. i agree that both are "vandalism". i find it sad that spray painting on buildings has become a form of art in our pop culture. i'm certainly glad that throwing concrete through windows hasn't become "hip" yet.

Nicholas Urfe

Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 12:39 a.m.

In a2 they are released into the custody of their parents.


Mon, Jun 17, 2013 : 11:09 p.m.

Correction; In A2 they are "Artists"


Mon, Jun 17, 2013 : 9 p.m.

I'm surprised a lot of these businesses have not contacted local security guard companies. "The best offense, is a good defense." Just saying.