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Loves red paint, hates kids? NOPD seeks 2nd District graffiti vandal

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a person police have connected to multiple vandalism incidents in the Second District.

Detectives have linked him to the following:

On July 18 at 9:48 a.m., a school staff member noticed graffiti on the front exterior wall of a school's gym in the 1900 block of Jefferson Avenue. A review of security footage showed that the previous day at about 1:45 a.m., a white male approximately 5'11" tall and 175 pounds was seen walking up to the front of the gym building and using a can of red spray paint to draw graffiti on the sidewalk near the entrance of the building. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

At around 4:15 p.m. on July 20, Second District officers responded to a criminal mischief complaint in the 6200 block of Perrier Street. Officers observed red and black writing spray-painted on the wall of a Children's Advocacy Center. Surveillance video of this incident can be seen here.

On July 20, 2016 at around 7:26 a.m., a school staff member called police after noticing red spray-painted words on the front doors of a school in the 1900 block of Jefferson Avenue.

On July 30, 2016 at an unknown time, a subject vandalized the front door and a sign in the 7100 block of Plum Street. The incident was reported on August 1. 

At about 7 a.m. on August 17, a school staff member received a phone call about graffiti writing on a school building in the 1900 block of Jefferson Avenue. Surveillance footage show an subject wearing a mask and spray-painting the building. Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen here.

Three other graffiti incidents occurred in the 900 block of Calhoun on July 22, 24 and 27 but were never reported. Another graffiti incident was reported in the 6200 block of Perrier Street on August 3. 

Anyone with information regarding the location or identity of the wanted suspect, please contact any Second District detectives at (504) 658-6070.

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