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Police: Gang suspected in recent graffiti incidents

Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 28, 2018

El Mirage police are working to track down the people responsible for a rash of neighborhood vandalism cases over the past two weeks. 

Bryan Donovan said he woke up to his garage door tagged with a vulgar word. Less than three days after patching it up, the vandals returned to spray paint it again. 

"When you're sitting outside painting your garage for the second time and you've got better things to do -- it gets frustrating," he told ABC15. 

Three separate times over the last nine days, vandals hit overnight in a neighborhood near El Mirage and Thunderbird roads, damaging mostly walls along with mail and utility boxes. Within hours of cleanup crews painting over the tags, they were damaged again. 

"They're destroying [the neighborhood]," Donovan said. "They're blatantly disrespecting you and your neighbors and your home," he added. 

Many of the tags spell out "BCL." According to Sgt. Robert Peoples, the letters represent a local street gang. 

Anyone with information on these incidents is being urged to call El Mirage police.