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Fuquay-Varina Police Investigate Graffiti, Possible Gang Activity

Posted April 5, 2002 8:51 a.m. EST

— Police in Fuquay-Varina are investigating several suspicious graffiti incidents, saying some of the so-called "taggings" contain signs of gang activity.

A railroad overpass on Highway 401 is covered with graffiti. Police said several of the signs are symbols of gangs on the west coast.

Graffiti has also reported on several other buildings in the area. Police said that they have arrested seven juveniles in connection with the incidents.

Residents said they cannot believe the gang symbols are real.

"I think it's just people being stupid, quite honestly. They see people doing it and they just want to do it," said a resident.

Police said that they have no other reports of crime being committed by suspected gang members. The tagging incidents are under investigation.