By LACHLAN MOORHEAD
POLICE are closing the net on graffiti vandals as they hunt those responsible for spraying specific tags.
This week police released photos of three different graffiti tags and called for public assistance in determining who they belong to.
The photos of the three tags – LERK, KRAFT and DTS – were posted on the Casey Eyewatch Facebook page on 1 March.
The police crackdown comes as Casey council launched an online petition last month to tackle tagging across the municipality.
Residents are being urged to sign the new petition which requests the State Government prioritise removing tags that plague VicRoads’s controlled signage and noise barriers along the Monash Freeway (Hallam Bypass) and railway bridges controlled by VicTrack.
The online petition automatically sends an email to Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan and Roads Minister Luke Donnellan who is also the Narre Warren North MP.
“The Monash Freeway and the Hallam Bypass, which is the gateway to our city, looks like downtown New York in the 1970s,” Casey Mayor Sam Aziz said.
“And here we are working hard to build beautiful neighbourhoods and VicRoads don’t want to lift a finger, even though it’s their responsibility – we won’t stop until it gets fixed.”
Anyone who wants to sign council’s petition can visit www.casey.vic.gov.au/cleanupyouract.
Anyone who has any information on these tags is urged to contact Crime Stoppers via www.crimestoppersvic.com.au, or by phone on 1300 333 000.