Reward offered in Coon Rapids vandalism incidents

A $500 reward has been offered by the Coon Rapids Police Department following three incidents of vandalism on public property in the city.

Graffiti was spray-painted on exterior walls at both Coon Rapids High School and Coon Rapids Middle School overnight Thursday (Sept. 20) as well as the city of Coon Rapids water tower overnight Sept. 13. A $500 reward has been offered by the Coon Rapids Police Department for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for these acts of vandalism. Photo courtesy of Coon Rapids Police Department.

Graffiti was spray-painted on exterior walls at both Coon Rapids High School and Coon Rapids Middle School overnight Thursday (Sept. 20) as well as the city of Coon Rapids water tower overnight Sept. 13. A $500 reward has been offered by the Coon Rapids Police Department for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for these acts of vandalism. Photo courtesy of Coon Rapids Police Department.

The Coon Rapids Police Department issued a crime alert today (Friday, Sept. 21) in the wake of the three vandalism incidents.

Sept. 13, the city of Coon Rapids west water tower was spray painted with graffiti during the night.

Then this morning (Friday, Sept. 21), graffiti was found on the exterior of both Coon Rapids

High School and Coon Rapids Middle School. It had been spray-painted overnight.
The letters TPK that were found on the water tower were also spray-painted on one of the schools.

The words, The Punk Kids, were also used twice in the spray-painting of the schools.

The graffiti was removed from the water tower Tuesday by a painter under contract with the city using graffiti remover.

The reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Persons with information should call Coon Rapids Police Dets. Bill Steiner, Brad Johnson or Pat Carlson at 763-767-6481 or after hours at 763-427-1212.

Reward funds are provided to the police department by the Coon Rapids Crime Prevention Association, a non-profit organization that accepts tax deductible donations to assist the police department in solving crimes in the community.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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