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New Hampshire

May 8, 2013

Off-duty officers target graffiti in Salem

Off-duty officers, families tackle town's graffiti

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Safety is a top concern, since many of the areas to be painted are along the highway. A cruiser will alert motorists to the cleanup activity.

In years past, individuals convicted of graffiti tagging were often sentenced to paint it over, Prescott said. But it’s been a while since that has happened, he said.

Once the graffiti has been covered with fresh paint, police will step up patrols to make sure the walls, bridges and buildings stay clean, he said.

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