Fresno police and the city’s graffiti abatement team are seeking suspect information after Fulton Street signage and historical art features were vandalized with latex paint.
The vandalism happened last week, and it took “several man hours” to clean and repair the signage and art features in preparation for the Fulton Street’s grand opening on Oct. 21, Fresno police Sgt. TJ Kazarian said in a news release.
“At this time, there is little to no suspect descriptions other than possible subjects riding skateboards,” Kazarian said.
In September, residents complained in the For the Love of Downtown Fresno Facebook group that skaters were damaging newly restored art features. Some defended the skaters, saying all should be welcome in downtown. Others called on the city to do something to prevent damage to the art.
Fresno residents responded to the Fresno Police Department’s Facebook post with contempt for the vandals.
“This is why Fresno can’t have anything nice,” one commenter said.
Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the vandals. Anyone with information can contact Det. Jacqueline Moreno with the Southwest Policing District at 559-621-6144.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information related to the suspects involved in the vandalism. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7869.