Something not normally seen in Port Angeles: graffiti

PORT ANGELES – A rash of graffiti has stuck Port Angeles neighborhoods, and police say there is not much they can do about it.

In the past week, the Port Angeles Police Department has fielded five calls about graffiti on buildings, fences and vehicles.

The week before, police responded to two businesses tagged with spray paint.

“Apparently, someone has moved into the area that likes graffiti,” said police Sgt. Tyler Peninger.

Jim Rankin noticed several graffiti Thursday in his neighborhood near Race Street while he was walking his dogs.

“I felt that I helped the Police Department by calling it in,” Rankin said.

“If I hadn’t called it in, it would have gone unnoticed for who knows how long.”

His neighbors’ garage was painted, as were fences and garbage cans in the alley behind his house.

Around the corner, a stone wall was spray-painted.

“Fortunately they didn’t get my fence,” Rankin said.

Police officers photographed the graffiti, but said there is not much else that can be done.

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