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Police Investigate Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found On Wicker Park Garage

The graffiti was found Aug. 1 in the 1900 block of West Evergreen Avenue.

The 1900 block of West Evergreen Avenue in Wicker Park.
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WICKER PARK — Chicago police are investigating graffiti recently found on two garages and a car in Wicker Park as possible hate crimes.

The graffiti was reported to police around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the 1900 block of West Evergreen Avenue, Chicago police spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.

The street touches the southeast corner of the triangle-shaped Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave.

On Aug. 1, officers found:

  • Gray spray paint graffiti on a car belonging to a 32-year-old man
  • Gray spray paint graffiti on the garage of a 38-year-old man
  • Gray spray paint graffiti on the garage of a 35-year-old man

The graffiti included anti-Semitic writing and images that were also derogatory toward racial minorities, Bartoli said.

A witness told officers they saw two men, possibly between the age of 14 and 25, spray painting the car and the two garages.

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