The Missoula Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the persons responsible for vandalizing the Mo Bash Skate Park just off the Orange Street Bridge.

Public Information Officer Sergeant Travis Welsh said the vandalism, in the form of graffiti, occurred sometime in the last week to ten days.

“Twice last week we received reports of graffiti being spray painted at Mo Bash Skate Park,” said Welsh. “The graffiti is quite extensive and it really makes a mess for young people to go and skate, and we’re trying to find those who are responsible for it.”

Welsh said investigators are looking for clues to whoever vandalized the park within the graffiti itself.

“Sometimes graffiti is just non-intelligible colors in paint that can sometimes be considered artwork,” he said. “There are a couple of little indicators in the graffiti that we’re seeing at the skate park currently, and we’re certainly looking at those and seeing if we can possible relate it to a specific person or maybe a group of persons, but that analysis is still underway.”

In the meantime, Welsh says the public can play a role in finding the persons responsible.

“We’re asking them to call either Officer Ethan Smith at 552-6335, or that can also call Crimetoppers to report anonymously at 721-4444,” Welsh said.

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