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Have you seen graffiti suspect?

by Thom Myers

Feb. 7, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of graffiti suspect.
Security camera photo of suspect
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University Public Safety is looking for a suspect captured on security cameras drawing graffiti on WMU's East Hall.

Update: The suspect in this case was identified and confessed to police. He has paid monitary restitution for the damage and is subject to further disciplinary action under the Student Code. –April 27, 2011

The suspect is described as a white male, believed to be in his 20s. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a winter hip-length coat and loose-fitting blue jeans in the security camera images. He was wearing size 11-1/2 boots, based on prints at the crime scene.

The suspect is responsible for at least two complaints of spray painted graffiti on the building in recent months, said Blaine Kalafut, WMU deputy police chief.

Words and slogans painted on the building and walks include "The truth will set you free," "Bitches" (with an "A" inside a circle), and "Responsibility pass it on!!!!!!"

If you have any information about the incidents or suspect, contact WMU Public Safety at or (269) 387-5555, or call Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.