Authorities investigating string of graffiti, property damage in Howard

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HOWARD, Wis. (WFRV) – The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in a string of graffiti and criminal damage to property incidents which occurred between Nov. 30 and Dec. 3 in the Village of Howard.

Officers say the suspect(s) used blue, black, and red spray paint to deface siding, a garage door, a driveway, an outbuilding, mailboxes, and vehicles.

During one of the incidents, the Sheriff’s Office says the suspect(s) damaged a window with a flowerpot.

According to a release, the total damage in these cases exceeds $5,000.

Brown County Sheriff’s Office does not believe these incidents are related to any recognized gang or criminal organization.

The following are a few of the messages spray painted during the incidents:

  • “B.E.S15”
  • “$600 by tomorrow are else”
  • “Merry Christmas”
  • “HAHA”
  • “Crip”

If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Howard Directed Enforcement
Officer Brandon Dhuey (920-434-5566 / or Sgt. Marc Shield
(920-448-4404 /

You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for reward by contacting Green Bay Area Crimes
Stoppers (non-profit, non-police affiliated, civilian run organization) by phone at 920-432-STOP
(7867), through their website at, or by downloading the P3 tip app.

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