Hateful symbols and racist terms were tagged on the vehicles of victims in Denver on Tuesday, with more than a dozen vehicles targeted.
At around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, police received the first of several calls regarding the incident, said Jay Casillas, a spokesperson for the department. The vandalism likely occurred early in the morning Tuesday. About fifteen cars were targeted.
A bunch of cars were vandalized overnight outside my building in West Wash Park. Absolutely disgusting. pic.twitter.com/U4AvNstQt2
– Annika Mueller (@annikaimueller) June 29, 2021
“Several vehicles were vandalized, spray painted with derogatory symbols and language,” Casillas said.
Investigators believe the tagging began in the 200 block of South Logan Street and the vandals headed south on Logan, four blocks to Cedar Avenue, and then onto Cedar East, two blocks. to Pennsylvania Avenue – the neighborhoods of Speer and Washington Park West.
A police investigator photographed the damage and hatred, and spoke to victims and residents of the neighborhood, looking for clues and evidence that could lead to a suspect.
“At this point, we have not made any arrests,” Casillas said. “Any help from the public would be appreciated. “
Police did not have a dollar figure on the damage as of Tuesday. “I’m sure it will cost some of these residents dearly,” Casillas said.
Charges of vandalism, property damage and hate crimes could be laid against a suspect in the case. Tips can be given online at Denver Metro Crime Stoppers, or call 720-913-7867 (STOP).