Kelowna marina damaged by black marker tagging

Graffiti tagger caught on video surveillance tape.

  • Nov. 6, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the unknown man in this photo after the new Kelowna marina was tagged with graffiti last month.

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the unknown man in this photo after the new Kelowna marina was tagged with graffiti last month.

Kelowna RCMP  are seeking the public’s help in identifying an unknown man after the new Kelowna marina was tagged with graffiti last month.

On Oct. 18, an unknown man and a woman walked onto the wharf where the man was caught on video surveillance causing damage to two pilings and four benches with a black marker. The markings appeared to be a stylized, personal signature, otherwise known as a ‘tag’.

Unfortunately, attempts to remove the tag had already been made before photographs could be obtained, obscuring the image.

Graffiti such as tagging causes tens of thousands of dollars in damage each year as it requires maintenance crews to clean the tag or paint over it.

Taggers caught creating unwanted graffiti could face a potential charge of mMischief which is a criminal offence.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst Gauthier at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Kelowna Capital News