June 24, 2018
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Graffiti vandals strike four buildings on University of Maine campus

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Graffiti can be seen Sunday on the walls of the McNeilly Lobby in the Class of 1944 Hall at the University of Maine campus in Orono.
By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff

ORONO, Maine — Vandals tagged several buildings at the heart of the University of Maine campus sometime Saturday afternoon, causing $500 to $1,000 in damage, according to university spokeswoman.

Someone or some group used a blue permanent marker to leave 14 graffiti tags on the walls inside the Class of 1944 Hall on campus, as well on the exterior walls of that hall, Shibles Hall, and the Collins Center for the Arts.

UMaine police believe the tags were made sometime between 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., because maintenance workers noticed the damage at 1:45 p.m., but not during a walkthrough about 45 minutes earlier, UMaine spokeswoman Margaret Nagle said Sunday.

Nagle said there were several events in 1944 Hall and other buildings in the area on Saturday, so it’s possible that the vandal isn’t associated with UMaine.

Anyone with information is asked to contact UMaine police at 581-4040.

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