Linfield College Public Safety and the McMinnville Police Department are investigating a wave of vandalism that occurred the morning of Nov. 4 at five locations around campus.
College Public Safety officers and Linfield staff discovered graffiti between 1:15 and 6 a.m. on the Health, Human Performance and Athletics building, the Hewlett-Packard B apartment building, soccer dugouts, the College Street Apartments and the bike co-op, according to Rebecca Wale, director of college public safety.
Wale said she couldn’t comment on whether campus surveillance cameras caught anything because it is an ongoing investigation.
However, it is believed the vandals are “at least two people who are familiar with our campus,” she added.
Facilities workers cleaned up the graffiti, which was done with black spray paint, soon after.
“Facilities did a great job and cleaned up the graffiti immediately,” Wale said via email. “Significant resources were invested in cleaning up this mess. Vandalism, such as this, takes vital resources away from students and the college community.”
Students were notified of the graffiti Sunday evening by a campus-wide email.
“We have taken action in multiple ways,” Wale said via email. “We are working with the McMinnville Police Department. We have increased College Public Safety foot patrols. And we have asked the community to report any suspicious activity.”
College Public Safety encourages anyone with information to come forward by calling its office at 503-883-7233.
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College Public Safety is investigating an outbreak of vandalism that took place on campus Nov. 4. Graffiti was found on the Health, Human Performance and Athletics building, the Hewlett-Packard B apartment building, soccer dugouts, the College Street Apartments and the bike co-op.