RICHLAND, Wash.--Since April, Richland police say 114 cases involving graffiti have been reported.
Out of the four suspects in this case, three have been interviewed by police. Authorities have linked these suspects to 33 separate incidents. As of now, no one has been arrested and no formal charges have been issued.
However, charges of Malicious Mischief have been sent to the Benton County Prosecutor for review. Surprisingly, Richland police says finding these graffiti artists is not that hard.
"The way they sign, the techniques they use in doing the different pictures and the graffiti itself. Starting points, how they start their letters, their words, the pictures all play a factor in how we identify the graffiti artists," says Sgt. Tony Striefel.
Depending on how much property damage there is as a result of the graffiti will separate a misdemeanor from a felony. $250.00 and up is a felony where as $249.99 and lower is only a misdemeanor.