Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Police ask for public’s help to find ‘Creator,’ graffiti artist who tagged downtown Wilmington parking deck

A 2015 state law makes graffiti a misdemeanor; it also makes three or more offenses a felony.

Video: Security camera footage of the suspect. (Provided by Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department is asking for public assistance to find a graffiti artist who uses the tag “Creator” or “C” in the downtown area.

The work of a graffiti artist using the tag "Creator" is downtown Wilmington. (Port City Daily photo / Wilmington Police Department)
The work of a graffiti artist using the tag “Creator” is downtown Wilmington. (Port City Daily photo / Wilmington Police Department)

Like Banksy, his identity remains unknown. Unlike Banksy, his work does not appear to have generated commercial success.

According to WPD, “ the suspect has tagged the Market Street parking deck, including in the stairwell and upper levels, multiple times, along with inset buildings, parking areas between buildings and, more recently, the South Water Street area over the last few weeks.”

In 2015, North Carolina made “graffiti vandalism” a Class 1 misdemeanor; the law also makes three offenses a felony. Previously, graffiti was punishable under local ordinances.

WPD is asking anyone with information on the identity of the suspect to call 910-343-2609 or use Text-A-Tip.

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