Sacto 9-1-1
September 2, 2012
Vandals paint park with swastikas and anti-gay messages

Sacramento police are asking for help in tracking down vandals who spray-painted a Natomas park with graffiti this weekend that included swastikas, gang signs and anti-gay messages.

The vandalism occurred sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning at Orchard Park on West River Drive in south Natomas, police spokesman Lt. Norm Leong said.

"It was a little unusual - random types of graffiti that you don't usually see together," Leong said. "It was all over the place - on trees, on the cement.

"The fortunate thing is our community doesn't have much tolerance for hate messages, so we are hoping someone will come forward with information."

Police said city crews erased the graffiti Saturday.

- Tony Bizjak

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