During the first week of May, the Chinatown–ID area saw 64 new graffiti crimes — 20 percent of the annual average, according to the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA).
The CIDBIA is asking the community to be alert for suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Volunteer efforts of some dedicated community members in the past have resulted in identification of two men responsible for nearly half of the tags in the ID, as they were seen on camera. These men are now being investigated by the Seattle Police Department. ♦
If there is any suspicious behavior, CIDBIA asks that community members call 911 immediately. If community members have any scoop on graffiti-related crimes, they should contact Julia Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.