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Graffiti Discovered at Booth Park, Peabody Parking Garage

The following information was supplied by the Birmingham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is a roundup of recent Birmingham Police reports:

Police find graffiti in Booth Park

Police are investigating graffiti was discovered in  on Monday afternoon. According to police reports, an unknown number of people had spray- painted various messages on the north side of the tower bordering the entrance of Booth Park. The graffiti referred to the police and included the initials "RAB" and "GHS." Police say they aren't sure when the incident occured.

Graffiti, broken windows at parking garage

Broken windows were discovered in the , as well as graffiti. According to police reports, parking structure employees said the windows were broken sometimes between noon Dec. 30 and 7 a.m. Dec. 31. The windows were broken on the fourth and fifth level in the northeast stairwell, police said, while the graffiti said "treaures" and "JG."

Man leaves Kroger with liquor bottles in his backpack, charged with retail fraud

A 19-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested just outside the Birmingham on Dec. 30 for stealing two bottles of liquor. According to police reports, store employees saw the man enter the liquor section and put two bottles of liquor in his backpack. The man then walked through the store, picked up a few small items and paid for them at the check-out. He walked out, then, without paying for the liquor.

According to police reports, the man walked to another parking lot along Woodward Avenue, where police officers caught up with him. The man was taken into custody for retail fraud.

Anyone with information may call the Birmingham Police Department at 248-530-1889.

If you have any questions about this report, email Laura.Houser@Patch.com

Mike January 06, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Oh no, not Graffiti. Get the detectives out there and work overtime until this crime wave is solved. Get the women and children in a safe place, What is this city coming to?
ClassAct4 January 06, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Malicious Destruction of Property is a crime, you wouldn't be so happy if this graffiti was on your garage door! If the perps are caught, they should be charged with costs for removing said graffiti.
Blog Post January 07, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Back in high school when I worked in supermarket retail (20+ years ago), you would be viewed with some suspicion if you were wearing a backpack, now it seems to be common - I seem to notice that all the time in this particular Kroger...

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