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Vandals tag Department of Juvenile Justice building

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 9:58 PM
Last updated Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 1:17 AM
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Police say vandals poured paint and wrote expletives on the side of the Department of Juvenile Justice building downtown sometime between Friday and Saturday.

Police say vandals threw paint on the side of the Department of Juvenile Justice building at 985 Broad St. sometime between Friday and Saturday.   SPECIAL
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Police say vandals threw paint on the side of the Department of Juvenile Justice building at 985 Broad St. sometime between Friday and Saturday.

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Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the building at 985 Broad St. after John Bowen, the building’s manager, noticed white paint splattered on the outside wall of the building, according to an incident report.

Bowen told police expletives were written in the dry paint on the wall, and that he found an empty paint can near the same corner of the building. An empty paint bucket was left near the scene, but Bowen discarded it before deputies arrived.

When deputies arrived, the paint on the wall was dry. The paint on the ground was wet, leading Bowen to believe the incident happened within the last 24 hours.

Bowen said the building has a surveillence system, but he was unable to view the footage at the time.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/01/13 - 07:13 am
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Paint has a need way of retaining fingerprints.

We only have once a week trash pickup, and I doubt trash is picked
up downtown on Saturday Mornings.

So find the paint can and pull the prints.

jrsc429
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jrsc429 12/01/13 - 11:30 am
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a bit ironic

Isn't it a bit ironic (moronic) that the Juvenile Justice Building was vandalized? I wonder if it was JUVENILES that did it!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/01/13 - 06:17 pm
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Find them and beat their

Find them and beat their juvenile butts until snot runs out of their nose....on Broad St......in public. Invite all of their little friends and classmates down to see it. They won't be such big shots after their friends see them bellowing with snot running out of their nose. Then make them clean the paint off of every tagged building on Broad St.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/01/13 - 08:42 pm
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No One Knows

It might not have been a juvenile. It might have been a parent of a juvenile delinquent recently sentenced to YDC.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/01/13 - 08:46 pm
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Not the brightest candle on the cake

From the story:

An empty paint bucket was left near the scene, but [building manager John] Bowen discarded it before deputies arrived.

His tampering with evidence will make the deputies’ case that much more difficult. Not too smart. He needs to watch a few more forensic crime shows on TV.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/02/13 - 05:44 am
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"Tag" Not An Accurate Description

To use the word "tag" implies it's a game when it's flat out vandalism. It's not proper usage. Using such a light hearted word actually encourages more of the same.

djkillaran
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djkillaran 12/02/13 - 11:12 am
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surveillence system??

In this digital age of technology why wasn't he able to view the video footage? I can view my house from my smartphone anytime i want to. Then he discarded the evidence before deputies arrived. Hummm somthing smells kinda funky about this story.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 12/02/13 - 12:35 pm
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Find Them

Whomever it turns out to be, find them, and make them remove every speck of paint with a toothbrush. It'll take awhile, but maybe they will learn. Also take pictures for posting in the Jail Report.

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