Police provided new details in the investigation into offensive and hateful graffiti that was scribed onto personal property, residences, businesses, playgrounds, outbuildings, and vehicles throughout Geneva on Sunday, March 5th.
Members of the City of Geneva Police Department’s Uniformed Division responded to a residence on Munson Avenue after a report of graffiti was made on an outbuilding. Through their investigation, Officers discovered similar markings at various locations around the city.
The graffiti contained hateful and offensive messages and images, and were scribed in black and yellow spray paint. Locations that have been impacted include Humbert Street, Gulvin Park, Geneva Club Beverage, the Finger Lakes Welcome Center, and Seneca Lake State Park.
The Geneva Police Department is urging citizens to report any graffiti and/or acts of vandalism on their personal property. It is further urged that citizens review their personal surveillance footage for any suspect(s) in the area of East North Street, Wadsworth Street, Herbert Street, Hallenbeck Avenue, and Middle Street. The incidents are believed to have occurred between Saturday, March 4th at 8:00 p.m. to Sunday, March 5th at 7:00 a.m.
On March 6th, the Geneva Police Department identified three individuals who were in the area during the time of the graffiti incidents.
Pictures of the individuals have been released, and anyone with information or who can identify them is urged to contact the Geneva Police Department at 315.789.1111.
The Geneva Police Department has not released any further information at this time, but residents are urged to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to authorities. The city has a zero-tolerance policy towards hate crimes, and perpetrators will be held accountable for their actions.
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