Persistence by the Ambassadors Led to the Arrest of a Graffiti Vandal

Posted Feb 11th, 2019 in Feat of the Week


The recent arrest of a graffiti vandal whose tagline, “The Creator” was good news for Downtown Wilmington businesses. Property damage is a nuisance and repairs can be expensive. Addressing graffiti vandalism is one of the roles of the Municipal Service District’s Ambassadors.

Each time the Ambassadors are called upon to remove unsightly graffiti, they report the incident to the police. They also photograph the graffiti and record each occurrence. In January alone, there were 28 recorded incidences of graffiti vandalism in Downtown Wilmington. With the building owners’ permission, the Ambassadors follow up by removing or painting over the blight. Even though several areas were targeted more than once, the Ambassadors responded diligently.

When the Ambassadors report the incidents, the police are often able to investigate and find video footage of an individual vandalizing property. This led to the arrest of the most recent suspect who has subsequently been charged.

In order to keep vandalism in check in Downtown Wilmington, please report any building damage to the Ambassadors. You can contact them by phone or text at 910.524.3600 during operating hours (see below) or by email ambassador@wilmingtondowntown.com

Ambassador operating hours: Mon – Thurs 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Fri/Sat 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sun 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

If you have any information about the offenders, you can call 910.343.3609 or anonymously submit a tip via Text-A-Tip.

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