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'Senseless' damage to vehicles reported in Grand Marais

A marked up vehicle in Grand Marais. Photo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office
A marked up vehicle in Grand Marais. Photo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office

Multiple incidents of damage to vehicles and graffiti in Grand Marais have been reported to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office over the last few days.

The vandals are marking or scratching “5 – D” with multiple lines either under the writing or in the vicinity of the marking, on each vehicle. One vehicle also had its tires slashed.

The Sheriff’s Department believes these incidents are taking place in the evening, and the “tag” is in reference to drug use.

The public is asked to be extra vigilant and aware at night, and report any suspicious individuals lurking around to Law Enforcement immediately.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents of the City of Grand Marais’s Juvenile Curfew – youth ages 16 years and under must be off the streets by 10:30 pm unless accompanied by an adult, for 17 years of age the curfew is midnight.

Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliason says the activity has caused a significant amount of "senseless" damage for several community members.

Anyone who has any information on these accounts of criminal damage to property, should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 218-387-3030.