New Graffiti Tagger at Work
Two ‘tags’ by the same person, on sites in Prince George – photos 250News
Prince George, B.C.- RCMP in Prince George, are hoping the public can once again help them identify the person responsible for graffiti that has started showing up in Prince George.
It was last August that Police put out a call for help in identifying a tagger whose work had caused over $100 thousand dollars in damage over the course of a year. Late in 2015, working on tips from the public, Police identified a suspect they believe to be the tagger and charges are pending.
The new focus is on a tagger whose signature “OHGR” says Corporal Craig Douglass of the Prince George RCMP “This tagger has been known to us, since probably last fall. He, or she, took a bit of a hiatus over the winter, but now that the weather is warmer, he or she, but most likely he, has been out in full force in the last few weeks.”
Cpl. Douglass says the tagger has hit many sites in the downtown and bowl area of Prince George. Going public to identify a tagger could be just the kind of publicity these folks are looking for, Cpl. Douglass admits, it’s a fine line “That’s the risk that we take, and it’s something that we felt we had to do in August, and come out publicly and it worked. We were able to identify persons who are prolific taggers in this community and that’s the chance we have to take.”
As for cost of damage, that’s difficult to pin down says Cpl. Douglass as each incident may involve different types of surfaces requiring different types of treatment “Suffice to say it’s in the thousands because what he’s doing is hitting so many places in a short period of time.”
So why focus on this tagger? “We probably have approximately 8 to 10 prolifics (taggers) in the past few years that are really taggers, not just spray painting random gibberish, but actually a tag, which is like a signature. This one is our most prolific as of date. ”
Anyone with any information on the identity of the person responsible for the OHGR tags, is asked to call the Prince George Detachment of the RCMP at 250-561-3300, or anonymously Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS