Green Bay Police make another arrest in citywide graffiti

Published: Apr. 16, 2020 at 11:48 AM CDT
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Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith says police have arrested a third suspect and are looking for other people for recent graffiti.

Police have received at least 32 complaints, with reports citywide. Graffiti was found on homes, businesses and churches and in parking lots.

Twelve of those complaints came in a 24-hour period from March 14 to March 15.

Some of the graffiti reads "COVID is a lie." That's a reference to the coronavirus outbreak.

Thursday, police announced they arrested two minors who they think are responsible for much of the vandalism. Chief Smith announced the other arrest and the search for more suspects in a Facebook post on Friday.

He called the vandalism "unacceptable."

He promised vandals will be held responsible for the damage or, if they're juveniles, their parents will be held responsible.

Police Chief Andrew Smith wrote in a statement, "We are committed to thoroughly investigating all graffiti-related complaints and ensure the suspects and their parents in the case of juveniles are held accountable for their actions. That includes paying restitution for criminal damage."

Police are questioning the pair of juveniles to determine how many of the complaints they were responsible for.

If you have information that can help the investigation, call police at 920-448-3208.

To remain anonymous, call Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers at

(920) 432-7867. You may be eligible for a reward.