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Lexington Cracks Down on Graffiti

By Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Officials say a police task force focused on curbing graffiti in Lexington is a success. Community leaders gathered at Woodland Park Monday afternoon to announce the arrests of several people on vandalism charges.

"Within the first three weeks of the task force, with all the task force members working very hard, we identified most of the graffiti in the city of Lexington to six people," says police officer Ricky Lynn.

The task force documented more than $32,000 in damage to city and private property. Some of the offenders are doing community service and painting over the graffiti.