Police in Geneva say they are investigating new reports of racist graffiti markings following an incident at the Mini Mart store at 316 Castle Street.
On Sunday, September 15th at approximately 12:20 p.m. police responded to the Castle Mini Mark at 316 Castle Street to assist as the Geneva Fire Department was responding for the report of a fire at that location.
Upon arrival, a small fire was located on the underside of the creek bed beneath the store. While investigating, police say they came across several graffiti markings under the building.
One of those markings were the letters “KKK.” A neighborhood canvas was completed by responding officers to include initial interviews and looking for surveillance footage from the area.
Police say all investigative efforts to this point proved negative for any witnesses or potential suspects.
“At this time the Geneva Police Department cannot determine how long ago this was painted under the building,” the Geneva Police Department said in a release. “The City of Geneva, The Police Department and the community will not tolerate hateful, racist acts like this and I will ensure this is investigated fully to find the responsible person(s) for doing this,” Geneva’s Chief of Police said in the release.
With no leads, video or witnesses at this time police are asking the public to come forward with any and all information they may have regarding the incident.
Anyone with information can call 315.828.6779 or email [email protected].
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