Olds RCMP - Update On Graffiti Investigation

Black or white spray paint was used by culprits as graffiti was applied to buildings located primarily in the Uptowne Olds area and at the SportsComplex, according to Olds RCMP.

Olds, Alberta ~ Police have concluded their investigation into Graffitti that had been reported in and around the town of Olds on Wednesday, April 17th of this year.

Olds RCMP say the public was instrumental in providing evidence to link a youth to the crimes. 

After considering all the evidence and in consultation with the youth and the youth's parents police are referring the matter to the Youth Justice Committee. 

The YJC is a program that provides an alternative to formal court proceedings when dealing with young people alleged to have committed certain offences. 

According to police, Youth Justice Committees involve trained community members who meet with persons harmed, accused young people and their parents/caregivers to determine an appropriate and meaningful way for the young person to make amends for their actions.


Background story from April 18th, 2019.

Olds, Alberta ~ On Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18th Olds RCMP received reports of Graffiti at the arena and primarily in the Uptowne Olds area. 

Culprits used black or white spray paint to scrawl what appears to be "Cavana" accompanied with a stylized crown above it.  "Cavana" is the most frequeently used word but does appear with "OG", "Baby" a stylized "ZS" , "GS"or some combination of those. 

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible.  If you have information about this or any other crime you are asked to call the Olds RCMP Detachment at 403-556-3324 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at p3tips.com, or with the P3 Tips app. Crime Stoppers does not collect information about your identity. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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