Spray-painting spree probed

June 27, 1997


Staff Writer, Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A spray-painting spree in Spring Valley Estates that occurred Wednesday morning left residents with some cleaning up to do.

Magnolia Court resident Caitlin Collier woke up to find her mailbox covered in bluish-green spray paint.

"It's a black mailbox, so it's hard to see, but it's going to have to be replaced," she said.

Others in the condominium complex off of Spring Road in Guilford Township weren't as lucky as Collier.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Matthew Frampton said another mailbox, three light-colored cars and several signs throughout the complex were spray painted in the same color.

The incident occurred between 1 and 7 a.m., police said.

Though the owner of one car was able to scrape most of the paint off the rear window and trunk area, two other cars were spray painted along the passenger and driver's sides, Frampton said.


The only legible graffiti was on one road sign within the complex which was spray painted with the letters "KKK," Frampton said.

Police do not believe the offenders were targeting any racial groups.

"It's all over the complex. They just hit anything," Collier said.

Police estimate the damage at $1,170.

The incident is still under investigation.

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