The missing link: vandals leave their calling card

POLICE are monitoring a Facebook page with the same name as the blue paint tags sprayed on Rowan Street houses, cars, fences and driveways on New Year’s Eve to determine if there is a link.

The tag OCB-213 was sprayed in blue paint on either the houses or vehicles out the front of every house in the street with the culprits turning the corner and tagging a newly erected white fence in Coronation Drive.

The people responsible were brazen enough to walk up the front path of one house and spray the brick wall next to the front door of another house in Coronation Drive.

The Facebook page using the same letters and symbols as the graffiti is called “OCT-213 Orange Canabis Boyz (fights)”.

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Acting Inspector Brendon Turner of Orange police said a discarded can of blue paint was found by police on New Year’s Day in Frost Street.

“We have taken fingerprints to see if we can find a match,” he said.

Crime co-ordinator at Orange police station Sergeant Yonneka Hill said detectives are investigating the links.

“We are monitoring individual posts,” she said.

On New Year’s Day residents of the usually quiet and crime-free Rowan Street awoke to find vandals had walked along the street stopping at every house to leave their mark.

Acting Inspector Turner said it was a rude awakening for many residents.

“It is sad for them because many of them are older residents who have had to try and scrub off the paint.

“One of the residents had their door badly damaged and it will have to be replaced as it can’t be cleaned off,” he said.

If you have any information to assist police with their inquiries call Orange detectives on 6363 6399.

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