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Vandals strike 10-foot bucket

Similar graffiti discovered at two other locations
H&N photo by Joanna Markell
Graffiti was visible on the bucket in front of the Klamath County Government Center Monday morning. The paint was removed Monday afternoon.

H&N Staff Writer

March 31, 2009

 Someone using spray paint vandalized a 10-foot tall bucket in front of the Klamath County Government Center and two other locations downtown over the weekend. 

   Authorities on Monday had little information and no suspects in the case, said Detective Mike Anderson of the Klamath Falls Police Department. The vandals drew a face with the message “You can’t eat $” on the bucket. 
   A maintenance crew removed the graffiti from the bucket Monday afternoon. 

   The bucket is a sometimes controversial symbol of the 2001 Klamath Basin water crisis and represents support for area farmers whose irrigation water was cut off by the federal government. 

   Faces with the message also were found at a vacant building at Spring Street and Esplanade Avenue and on a utility box at Eighth and Main streets. 

   Authorities believe the vandalism occurred late Sunday or early Monday. 

   The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call the Klamath Falls Police Department at 883-5336, or the anonymous tip line at 883-5334.
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