Graffiti taggers have been active in Eagle Rock lately. On Wednesday, crew members from Northeast Graffiti Busters were busy cleaning up a mess that vandals had created on the eastern end of Eagle Rock’s stretch of Colorado Boulevard near Figueroa Street.
As these photos show, the wall of a two-story office building on 1053 Colorado Blvd. has a square-shaped coat of fresh yellow paint. (No prizes for guessing what was there before.)
According to Eagle Rock resident Kaye Beckham, whose office is on 1063 Colorado Blvd., there was black spray paint on signs near the Monte Bonito Drive crossing. When Beckham came to work on Wednesday, she found an anti-graffiti crew member painting over the tags.
Well, guess what—by Wednesday afternoon, the tags were back (see the photo of the “Right Turn Only” sign).
“People should know that there’s a reward for catching taggers,” Beckham said. It’s a handy reminder: The LAPD offers a “Graffiti and Illegal Dumping Apprehension Reward” administered by the Los Angeles City Council, which also employs Northeast Graffiti Busters. Click here for details.
When you see graffiti, call 311 or go online to report it. Click here to see the “Anti-Graffiti Request System” form. And keep you eyes open for taggers in the hood!