Gossage said the town will not tolerate graffiti. He said the town arrested two youths for similar incidents about six months ago.
"We put a stop to it then," he said.
Gossage said he has traced the markings to two 15-year-old boys, one who lives in Hagerstown and one from the Funkstown area.
Gossage said it is common for youths to leave identifying marks in their graffiti, an activity known as tagging.
For instance, one of the tags was a picture of a crown with the word "citrus" written inside. Read as "King Citrus," Gossage said the tag also had "H/Town" scrawled underneath. This represents Hagerstown, he said.
Gossage said the graffiti on the cars was quickly removed by using a new product called Graffiti Removal. He said a can of the product was given to the town as a demonstration.
"It works pretty good," he said. "It saves a lot of time."
ATV stolen in city
An all-terrain vehicle was stolen from behind a house on Concord Street Tuesday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.
The vehicle, a Yamaha Blaster ATV with a 200 cc motor, is blue and white, police said. Police valued the vehicle at $2,200.
According to police, the vehicle was stolen from the rear of 845 Concord Street between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Woman hurt in wreck
FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was injured Tuesday afternoon after she was struck by a van at the intersection of West 6th Street and North Market Street, according to the Frederick Police Department.
Carol D. Hayat, 41, of the 700 block of Motter Avenue, was flown to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. She was listed in good condition Tuesday night.
Hayat was crossing West 6th Street at about 1:55 p.m. when she was struck by the van, which was making a left turn from North Market Street, police said.
The driver of the 1995 Chevrolet van, Gary W. Newcomer, 31, of the first block of East 9th Street in Frederick, was charged with failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian collision.