Marquette Police battling graffiti

Mar 1, 2019

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette police department is trying to get a handle on graffiti popping up around town.

Det./Sgt. Mike Archocosky says the vandalism has become a public spectacle over the past two months, showing up on stoplight poles and control boxes, power boxes, street signs, and sometimes on buildings.

Archocosky says graffiti affects the quality of life in Marquette.

“Once you have it in one spot that kind of leads into broken windows theory, where other people feel that they can come out and do it and get away with it, and then it spreads,” he says.

Anyone who sees new graffiti or has information on possible suspects is asked to contact Marquette Police at 228-0400