The Yuma Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person suspected of tagging dozens of locations in the downtown district with graffiti over the past few weeks, including five works of public art.
The MOMO mural at the Yuma Art Center, the Bumblebeelovesyou mural, and the mural on MGM Design by local artist Lia Littlewood were all among the works of public art that were damaged.
Sgt. Lori Franklin said Yuma police have documented two of the incidents and posted a video to their Facebook page on Wednesday that it shared from the Yuma Art Center, hoping someone may know who the person is.
In the video, which is from three different camera views, the suspect can be seen being followed by a dog as he walks by. He can also seen spraying what appears to be a paint can onto the side of a building and a sign.
“It appears to be the same person,” Franklin said.
City of Yuma spokesperson Dave Nash said each of the works of public art has been restored, with only minor damage sustained. Anyone with any information about about any of the incidents is asked to contact officer Shawn Waymire with the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4733 and reference incident reports #19-35316 or #19-37062.
Also, to report graffiti please contact the City of Yuma Government’s graffiti hotline at 928-373-2828.