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Graffiti Returning to the Same Places in the Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Taggers hit a local business and an apartment building in an area that continues to see waves of graffiti.

Suspects hit the Schuck's Auto Supply on 4th and Olympia, a retaining wall at the Phoenix Arms Apartments and the back of the old Food Pavillion in Kennewick.

Police say they ask people to report the graffiti as soon as possible. But still, many times tagging comes to the same places time and time again.

Kennewick Sergeant Brian Swartswalter says, "One group will mark graffiti and if we don't remove it immediately some other group will mark over that graffiti."

Swartswalter says some places might also get hit a lot because taggers believe there is a good chance they can get away. He says that removing graffiti immediately and increased patrols are the best ways to catch taggers.

In the latest case on 4th and Olympia, four teenagers were charged with trespassing and malicious mischief.