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New River street signs vandalized

Staff~ 5/20/2015

NEW RIVER – New River had a visit from some vandals this week. Street signs along New River Road, from the I-17 interchange to the Welcome to New River sign, were vandalized with yellow material.

Vandalism may not be a violent offense, but it’s definitely an expensive one. According to the
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, vandalism in the form of graffiti costs millions of dollars per year to clean up, and that’s just in Maricopa County. 

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Community Action Bureau has a strict prosecution policy for graffiti, including over three years in prison, loss of a driver’s license or ability to get a license until age 18, and possible payment to victims. Additionally, courts may impose fines up to $150,000, and a minor vandal’s parents may be held liable up to $10,000.

If you see an act of vandalism in progress, call 911. If you have information about this or other vandalism, contact Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at (602) 876-1011 or Phoenix Police Department at (602) 262-6151.