No suspects in Wednesday graffiti incidents


The Kent State sign at the intersection of Main and Lincoln streets was reported vandalized Wednesday evening. Photo by Jackie Friedman

Caitlin Restelli

Kent State University Police were still investigating graffiti found at multiple locations on campus and had no suspects as of Thursday evening.

Police first received reports of the graffiti at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday.

Graffiti was found on a Kent State sign at the intersection of Main and Lincoln streets, inside of Verder Hall, on a sign near Oscar Ritchie Hall and along Terrace Drive. Police are still investigating other locations.

In Verder Hall, black graffiti was found in the first, second and third floor stairwells, the third floor hallway and the fourth floor men’s restroom.

Matt Uzl, building automation and control center operator, said Campus Environment and Operations received a call from the Kent State Police Department about the graffiti at about 11:50 a.m. Thursday.

Uzl said the paint shop crew from Building Maintenance and Repair cleaned the spray paint off of the sign at Oscar Ritchie and at Verder Hall.

Director of Operations Roy Christian said his staff cleaned up the main Kent State sign as well.

Contact Caitlin Restelli at [email protected].