Criminal Damaging in Clintonville

On the weekend of February 18, 2012, a Criminal Damaging incident occurred on Crestview, E. Como, Lakeview, Olentangy St., Richards Road, Tibet, and E. Kelso in the Clintonville area. An unknown person(s) spray painted vehicles, garages, houses, and City owned bridges with racially motivated slurs and symbols (Swastikas, racial words, and initials of some sort). Over a dozen victims have reported damage to their property, including the City of Columbus. The person(s) who committed these crimes during the night damaged a lot of property throughout this Clintonville neighborhood. Photos of the “Graffiti” may be viewed on our website,

Crime Stoppers has posted a reward of up to $2,000.00 for any information received by March 24, 2012, leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the persons responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” (274637), key word CMH.

Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at or call Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-877-645-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., P.O. Box 16038, Columbus, OH 43216-6038.