'Gang' graffiti suspected at St. Thomas playground
Updated 11:30 am, Friday, September 19, 2014
Police are investigating graffiti suspected of being scrawled by gang members on playground equipment at St. Thomas School.
The graffiti, written with a purple marker, show a three-point crown and the word "Kazo," police said. The markings were discovered Wednesday morning at the school, 1719 Post Road.
The graffiti was on the padded protectors for two basketball hoops and on a climbing wall, according to the report.
School officials said the playground was recently rebuilt at a cost of about $100,000.
"It is a gang tag, and that is concerning," Deputy Police Chief Chris Lyddy said, adding police plan to step up patrols in the area as a precaution. "Any suspicious activity in this neighborhood should be reported to the police," he said.
School officials told police that recently empty beer cans and liquor bottles, along with used condoms, have been found in a field near the school.