By Jill Rothwell – Collegiate Staff
Grand Rapids Community College police are investigating cases of graffiti similar to that found etched on mirrors they believe started in early September on campus.
The graffiti was found etched on mirrors in men’s restrooms as well as in stairwells. GRCC Police Chief Rebecca Whitman did not release the total amount of the damage, but said each mirror will cost between $200-$300 to replace.
The majority of incidents are drawings of the word “SOUP” with a pentagram inside the letter “O” and an ice cream cone.
“Somebody knows something (about this crime),” Whitman said. “We are encouraging students and faculty to be vigilant, to call right away if you see anything suspicious.”
A call would help the police to identify a timeline and could aid in identifying the suspect or suspects.
The occurrences on campus are considered malicious destruction of property, which is a felony. A reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrest is being offered by the Silent Observer and the GRCC police department.
Anonymous reporting is available through Silent Observer. Call 616-774-2345, toll free at 866-774-2345, text TIP138 on the first line of your message to CRIMES (274637) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, all 24/7.
Tips can also be reported directly to the GRCC police department at 616-234-4010.