A Saguaro National Park East volunteer was fired from his job as a mounted trail patrol for contacting the news media about vandals painting graffiti on saguaros and boulders along one of the park's scenic trails earlier this week.
"Simon says leave him" is written in bright red paint across the face of a boulder near the trailhead of Pima Canyon, just north of Tucson. It's not the only instance of defacement of nature, and attempts to remove the graffiti are difficult.
A springtime walk on the Pima Canyon Trail can be a bonanza of beauty - and also a bit of a bummer.
Do neighborhood vandals constantly blight your fence or garage with graffiti?
This 16-year-old mural by Alberto Morackis, a locally famous muralist, was painted over by zealous graffiti-abatement workers in Nogales, Sonora.
The graffiti-abatement staff in Nogales, Sonora, works fast - apparently a little too fast.
A 20-year-old Tucson man caught tagging a bunch of downtown buildings has been placed on one year of probation. His co-defendant has disappeared and has a warrant out for her arrest.
Ricardo Aguilar, a technician with Graffiti Protective Coatings, works to clear tags off a wall near West Sonora Street. The number of graffiti incidents reported in Tucson jumped from 8,000 to 75,000 in the last three years.
The number of graffiti incidents has surged in Tucson in the last three years, forcing police to revamp the way they investigate the vandalism cases. The Tucson Police Department will continue to use an anti-graffiti program that began last year, but it has increased the number of officers a…
The number of graffiti incidents has surged in Tucson in the last three years, forcing police to revamp the way it investigates the vandalism cases.
Two teens were arrested early Tuesday after they were suspected of spraying graffiti in the downtown area, police said.
A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police connected
him to more than 100 acts of graffiti vandalism that occurred
across the city.
The Tucson Police Department is joining with the Pima County
Attorney's Office and private businesses to rid the walls
throughout Tucson of graffiti.
Town hall on safety, neighborhood watch
1 Larceny was reported at 3:57 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 4400 block of
North Ocotillo Canyon Drive. A resident told deputies someone took
a potted plant from her front yard. She said a neighbor saw a young
man get out of a Toyota Corolla, pick up the plant and run back to
the car. She gave deputies…
Firefighters and police officers, the brave women and men of the
Tucson Police Officer's Association and the Tucson Firefighters
Local 479, endorsed my campaign for public office because I have
always prioritized public safety.
The increasing volume of 911 calls to the Tucson Police
Department, combined with budget cuts, has meant that valuable
community policing efforts and programs have been abandoned because
the department does not have the manpower to do both.