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Erindale attacked. Recognise this charmer?

By 4 September 2013 19

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to several incidents of graffiti in the area of Erindale shops, in Wanniassa, and the skate park at Greenway.

At 9.40am on Tuesday, August 27 police attended the Erindale shops following a report that extensive graffiti had been sprayed at the location overnight.

Police reviewed CCTV footage from the area which showed a group of approximately eight men spray painting walls in the vicinity around 11.55pm on Monday, August 26. All the males were seen to be wearing dark-coloured hooded jumpers.

Police are seeking to identify one male who was seen on the CCTV footage (pictured).

About 11pm last night (Tuesday, September 3), Tuggeranong police patrols attended the skate park at Greenway after receiving a report of a number of males spray painting graffiti.

Police searched the surrounding area and located ‘Slow’ tags in the toilet block, throughout the skate park, on an electricity box on the path and other tags along the gravel path heading towards Lake Tuggeranong College.

There were three youths aged between 14 to 16- years-old involved in this week’s incident.

Erindale shops has been the target of more graffiti in the last week, with a further 10 ‘tags’ being located by local shop owners.

Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Station Sergeant Daryl Neit, said these acts of vandalism carry a significant cost penalty for local small businesses, home owners and the government.

“It is extremely disappointing to see these acts of vandalism occurring in our area. There were more than 50 ‘tags’ located at Erindale Shops and surrounding area,” said Station Sergeant Neit.

“Recently an offender was arrested, prosecuted and fined for spraying graffiti in Civic. What may seem like a harmless prank at the time can have far-reaching consequences once you have a criminal conviction recorded against you.”

Police are requesting anyone who may recognise the man pictured, may know the group or individuals behind the graffiti tags of ‘Slow’, or can assist police with the investigation in any other way to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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19 Responses to Erindale attacked. Recognise this charmer?
#1
CraigT4:55 pm, 04 Sep 13

It would be nice to see photos of their work – 8 men spraying garffiti could actually be something quite good.

If it’s just s***ty tags, though, I say we pile them up and set fire to them.

#2
BimboGeek10:07 pm, 04 Sep 13

The point of tags is to take back a space filled with corporate logos. McDonalds is allowed to plaster their ugly tag all over our city so rah rah return corporate spaces to the community. Tagging a community space is how you pass through a screening process for morons.

#3
Adam33301:17 pm, 05 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

The point of tags is to take back a space filled with corporate logos. McDonalds is allowed to plaster their ugly tag all over our city so rah rah return corporate spaces to the community. Tagging a community space is how you pass through a screening process for morons.

That has to be the first time I have heard someone try justify an ugly trashy tagging on a wall.. And they are just that..ugly and look like rubbish. They should be made to do community service cleaning the crap off walls for 20 hours or so when they are caught.

#4
davo1011:30 pm, 05 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

The point of tags is to take back a space filled with corporate logos.

Sorry, I laughed so hard I blacked out there for a moment, what was your point?

#5
MissChief1:39 pm, 05 Sep 13

Adam3330 said :

BimboGeek said :

The point of tags is to take back a space filled with corporate logos. McDonalds is allowed to plaster their ugly tag all over our city so rah rah return corporate spaces to the community. Tagging a community space is how you pass through a screening process for morons.

That has to be the first time I have heard someone try justify an ugly trashy tagging on a wall.. And they are just that..ugly and look like rubbish. They should be made to do community service cleaning the crap off walls for 20 hours or so when they are caught.

+1 for community service cleaning up their mess. Same goes for removing their burn out marks, picking up the roadside rubbish they throw from their cars and fixing the public and private property they destroy.

#6
taninaus1:56 pm, 05 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

The point of tags is to take back a space filled with corporate logos. McDonalds is allowed to plaster their ugly tag all over our city so rah rah return corporate spaces to the community. Tagging a community space is how you pass through a screening process for morons.

that might justify the corporate area tags, but how does that justify tagging my fence or side of my house that backs on to a reserve – that is just ugly and rude

#7
Ben_Dover2:05 pm, 05 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

The point of tags is to take back a space filled with corporate logos. .

ROTFLMFFAO!!!

Nice one…

In the same way as my dogs tag lamposts in an attack on corporate logos.

#8
BimboGeek3:10 pm, 05 Sep 13

Wow you guys really need to learn how to read. I just said they were morons for following a trend wrong and uglying their own backyard in the process.

And for the record I’m against tags, logos, branding, the whole thing.

#9
davo1013:48 pm, 05 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

Wow you guys really need to learn how to read.

Wow; you clearly need to learn to write.

#10
Woody Mann-Caruso5:12 pm, 05 Sep 13

Wow; you clearly need to learn to write.

Perfectly clear to me. Was the ‘rah rah’ run-on sentence a bit too subtle for you?

(I’d ask if you were near Erindale on Monday night, but that might be a bit too subtle as well.)

#11
Gerry-Built5:32 pm, 05 Sep 13

tagging is like signing the artwork without DOING the artwork…

#12
DrKoresh5:48 pm, 05 Sep 13

Tags are a BFD. Honestly, as long as it’s not “Asians go home!” or “Fags are gay!” then I don’t see any reason to get so worked up over it. I mean, if I were a home-owner finding my fence or my garage covered in graffiti then I could understand getting all out-raged, but when it comes to brick-walls at the local shops I reckon they add a bit of flavour. Sure they’re almost all uninspired shite, but so is the majority of “legitimate” artwork you see around the place. Whether it’s some crappy primary school mural or the illegible sprayings of an acne-ridden tagger, at least it’s more interesting than a plain brick wall. I mean shit, we’re all talking about it now aren’t we?

#13
dph6:10 pm, 05 Sep 13

No, I’m afraid I don’t recognize those pixels.

Let me just load up Netscape Navigator 2.0 using my AOL disc that has 2hrs of free internet use on it & I’ll get back to you.

#14
Masquara9:49 pm, 05 Sep 13

But … but… aren’t graffitists cool artists? Oh, I see – only if they’re middle class …

#15
davo1019:13 am, 06 Sep 13

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Was the ‘rah rah’ run-on sentence a bit too subtle for you?

Yes it was. The first sentence parses to something. The second starts out well but then there is a non-sequitur about rugby union in the middle. The last sentence leaves the reader pondering if the author thinks the process is designed to pass or prevent morons. As the first sentence is the only one that is clearly written it is the primary piece of information that a reader takes from the passage.

#16
m15f174:16 pm, 06 Sep 13

Douchebags! Every time someone does a stupid tag on the rideable surface of a skatepark it gets blasted with graffiti removal chemicals. It’s been happening for years at Tuggeranong and it’s eroded the surface significantly.

#17
DrKoresh5:14 pm, 06 Sep 13

m15f17 said :

Douchebags! Every time someone does a stupid tag on the rideable surface of a skatepark it gets blasted with graffiti removal chemicals. It’s been happening for years at Tuggeranong and it’s eroded the surface significantly.

So maybe they should just stop spraying the place? What kind of skate-park doesn’t have stupid graffiti anyway?

#18
Masquara6:02 pm, 06 Sep 13

DrKoresh said :

m15f17 said :

Douchebags! Every time someone does a stupid tag on the rideable surface of a skatepark it gets blasted with graffiti removal chemicals. It’s been happening for years at Tuggeranong and it’s eroded the surface significantly.

So maybe they should just stop spraying the place? What kind of skate-park doesn’t have stupid graffiti anyway?

Dr Koresh you are a VERY practised “sprayer” your good self. Better an honest tag than a Riotact offtopic stalker, any day!

#19
DrKoresh9:42 pm, 06 Sep 13

Masquara said :

DrKoresh said :

m15f17 said :

Douchebags! Every time someone does a stupid tag on the rideable surface of a skatepark it gets blasted with graffiti removal chemicals. It’s been happening for years at Tuggeranong and it’s eroded the surface significantly.

So maybe they should just stop spraying the place? What kind of skate-park doesn’t have stupid graffiti anyway?

Dr Koresh you are a VERY practised “sprayer” your good self. Better an honest tag than a Riotact offtopic stalker, any day!

I meant sprayed with the cleaning agent, but fair enough, that could definitely have been clearer. As for your comment, you’re no better and you know it.

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