The crackdown has led to a reduction of illegal graffiti, but at what price?
Police are threatening to arrest a graphic designer for creating images of broken hydrants that ended up on light poles and vacant buildings.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is ratcheting up his crusade against graffiti, fining businesses and homeowners who fail to remove spray paint from their properties within a week of getting a notice from city inspectors.
The Grand River Creative Corridor has transformed drab, abandoned buildings into colorful works of art on Detroit’s west side, drawing international acclaim and becoming a model for combatting blight.
The three Grosse Pointe Woods teens were the first arrested under a new crackdown on graffiti and had faced five years in prison.
The alleged vandals belong to a group known as TCK Crew, which has vandalized buildings throughout the city.
Vandals defaced beautiful murals at the Grand River Creative Corridor for the first time in its three years of existence.
Don’t expect prosecutors to throw the book at three Grosse Pointe Woods teenagers who were caught on surveillance spray-painting two downtown Detroit buildings.
It’s the third serious act of vandalism in as many years at Woodmere Cemetery, one of Detroit’s oldest, most historically significant cemeteries.
Police say the arrests are part of a new crackdown on graffiti as vandalism gets out of control.