OLDMANS TWP. — Several reports of graffiti are being investigated by state police after members of the community found monkey faces painted on buildings and bridges across the rural township.
State police from the Woodstown Barracks said that many locations had been “tagged” with graffiti on Saturday night. The graffiti included the face of a monkey and sometimes, in addition to the monkey face, the numbers “215.”
Police said that the J.E. Berkowitz building on Straughens Mill Road, the PolyOne Distribution Center on Porcupine Road, the Logan Volunteer Fire Co. Firehouse and the Hudson United Methodist Church, both on Railroad Avenue, were defaced with the graffiti.
The new Pedricktown Bridge over Oldmans Creek, on Mill Street and the bridge over Beaver Creek on Straughens Mill Road, some private residential homes, vehicles, outbuildings, street signs and other public property such as electrical boxes were also painted with the monkey head image.
Oldmans Township Deputy Mayor Harry Moore said Wednesday that he was appalled by the graffiti.
“The people who did it obviously have no morals,” Moore said. “It’s a shame.”