Sylvan Lake resident charged with graffiti offence in Red Deer

Placing graffiti on a bridge in Red Deer may cost a Sylvan Lake resident a considerable amount.

Placing graffiti on a bridge in Red Deer may cost a Sylvan Lake resident a considerable amount.

Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of four males committing vandalism on the CN Rail bridge near 32nd Street and Highway 2 about 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

They were able to apprehend one of the males in the act.

A 24-year-old Sylvan Lake male has been charged with committing graffiti under the City of Red Deer’s Community Standards Bylaw which carries a fine of $2,500 for the first offence. The fine increases substantially for any subsequent acts.

The city’s bylaw defines graffiti as the defacement or disfigurement of any property or object using paint, ink, stain, whitewash, scratching and etching, according to RCMP Cpl. Leanne Molzahn.

If you see anyone committing graffiti or have information that can assist police please contact RCMP or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.