Hurricane school, park tagged with graffiti; public’s help sought

Crews cleaned up graffiti Tuesday morning at Hurricane Middle School and Hurricane City Hall Park in Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 16, 2016 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

HURRICANE – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding out who spray-painted graffiti at a Hurricane school and park.

Crews clean up graffiti Tuesday morning at Hurricane Middle School and Hall Park in Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 16, 2016 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News
Crews clean up graffiti Tuesday morning at Hurricane Middle School and Hurricane City Hall Park in Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 16, 2016 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

The incident occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

“This is a complete act of disregard for property and respect for the community,” Buell said.

The graffiti, written with black spray paint, was found Tuesday morning at Hurricane Middle School, 395 N. 200 West, and at the neighboring Hurricane City Hall Park. Some of the graffiti was directed at law enforcement, Buell said.

“There was an explicit message towards the police,” he said.

Police are in the process of reviewing the school’s security camera footage and gathering other evidence.

“We will work diligently to find those who are responsible for committing this crime,” Buell said.

Washington County School District and Hurricane City Parks Department employees spent several hours Tuesday morning removing the graffiti.

Graffiti in Hurricane is not common, Buell said, but police do get a few cases each year in different areas of the city.

The Hurricane Police Department is asking the public for any information that can help identify the persons responsible for the graffiti.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious or has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Hurricane City Police Department at 435-627-4999.

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  • ladybugavenger August 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    These terrible persons need to be caught right away. Go graffiti your moms house! Yeah, I thought not…she would whip your butt….

    That’s what they need….they need a butt whooping

  • 556poor August 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Fullest extent of the law find them and prosecute them. Terrible lack of respect for other people property.

  • .... August 16, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Careful the authorities will investigate you for suggesting child abuse

    • ladybugavenger August 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      That’s the problem with these kids a total lack of respect because parents can’t spank their kids cuz authorities will take them away for child abuse. In the meantime, they grow up to be disrespectful, criminals, that know no consequences until they are in the hands of the court system. And then they don’t have respect for that either.

      • RealMcCoy August 17, 2016 at 11:40 am

        Parent can still spank their kids….they’re just to pansy ass to do it anymore.
        There is a difference between a spanking and a beating.
        You spank the kid that needs some serious discipline.
        You beat the little cretin that you catch tagging the graffiti.

    • ladybugavenger August 16, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      And to take what Dot said seriously, I’m not suggesting child abuse.

      Remember the days when kids had to get their own switch of the tree to be used on them? I’m not suggesting that.

      I’m just tired of kids not having consequences because the world thinks consequences is abuse. Especially Mormon kids….they are rude!

      • homer498 August 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm

        My step father told me to go get a switch off the tree once; but my brother had already brought out the baseball bats!

      • Kristi August 21, 2016 at 2:01 am

        I can’t agree with you more about the mormon kids being rude!!! My kids aren’t angles but when it comes to them my kids are Saints… The parents don’t disapline their kids and they let them do whatever they want!!! One kid was playing with mine as she was bossy and mean and I told her about her kid not taking things from her, and telling her she couldn’t play with it.(it was my kids toy) And the mother had the nerve to tell me “oh that’s just how she plays!” And freakin laughs!!! All of my kids LDS friends are the same way! And they treat us like we have the plague or something!!! Oh btw I’m RLDS the originals… Sorry so long winded it just gets my goat..m

  • Don Bagley August 16, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Vandalism is frequently the result of trouble in the home. Children need parents who care for them. They deserve happiness.

    • ladybugavenger August 16, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      i don’t know anyone that hasn’t had trouble in their home but not everyone vandalises. I think they need a #fundraiserforartsupplies
      Maybe they can take an art class in jail. Oh wait! They don’t have those classes there. Jail tattooer is the next best thing

  • .... August 17, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Yeah well beating the heck out of kid with a switch or belt or a tree branch was and still is abuse ..maybe if parents in the past didn’t beat the daylights out of kids and beat them within an inch of their and put them cages and not feed them for 3 days. then the laws would be different. I’m in favor of protecting kids from stupid. ignorant drunken doped out meth head parents that feel they can abuse their kids because it makes them feel better.

    • ladybugavenger August 17, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Beating the heck out of a kid will always be abuse. In no way when I said butt whooping did I intend to imply the abuse you speak of.

      Anyways, in prison they can get a different kind of butt whooping than what I was speaking of. I’m sure if will hurt more

    • ladybugavenger August 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      I didn’t mean to offend you Dot, I apologize for my actions. It won’t happen again.

      • ladybugavenger August 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm

        I have to remind myself that I am redeemed and can’t be going all MMA on people ?

      • .... August 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

        No apologies needed Ladybug ♡♡♡♡♡

  • Bowlinggreen123 August 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    The HC Police are not ones to be called out!

  • Kadesmom August 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Ok. . . Through young man that did this is my son. He went into states custody for trying to shoot me when he was 10 and aged out. He was a very troubled young man who went down there to get his life together. He was doing good until he started hanging out with the wrong crowd again. I taught him better than this and he will tell you that. I was NOT allowed to discipline him. His judge told me I could NOT physically discipline him or raise my voice while disciplining him or I would be charged with child abuse. I had no help raising him from his father. We divorced when our son was an infant. My son messed up. My heart is broken. He needs to pay for his crime. They should have made him clean it up. I love my son with all that I am. I do not condone his actions in any way, shape or form. Stop judgment on him. When you reach “perfect” status you can. Until then, It’s above your pay grade. You are not GOD. He will do his time and take his punishment.

  • RealMcCoy August 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I’m sorry your son has put you through this. It seems your hands were legally tied by the new-age liberal nanny state system.
    Your son is an adult, and responsible for his own actions. No one should blame you for his deeds.
    Just hope he gets his life back on track, and wash your hands of the responsibility anymore.
    Be at peace.

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