Last week we reported a string of graffiti incidents that was spread all over the city of Owensboro. The Owensboro Police Department made an arrest over the weekend.

Dale Taylor via Facebook

UPDATE: 9/30/2019

On Friday, September 27th, 2019, detectives with the Owensboro Police Department arrested and charged Jarel L. Thruston, 25 years old, of Owensboro, with 3 counts of 1st Degree Criminal Mischief for a string of 26 vandalisms to locations throughout the City that spanned 3 different nights.

Anyone with any information about these incidents is encouraged to call the Owensboro Police Department at 270-687-8888, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

Original Story:

Unless it's approved by the property owner, graffiti is considered vandalism and a punishable crime. So, why is there so much in Owensboro and who the heck is Jarbo?

I hate to even use the word graffiti in this article. To me, graffiti is a beautiful piece of art that the city, county or property owner has commissioned. What I see around the city is ugly. It costs taxpayers and property owners money to get it covered up. It's just disappointing and an eyesore for our city. See something, hear something, say something. Surely, someone knows who is doing this. Surely, someone knows this Jarbo character.

My friend, Dale Taylor posted these photos on his Facebook page asking the same thing. The response is what you'd expect from the public and the issue is wider than just what these photos reveal, which is also heartbreaking.

Dale Taylor via Facebook
Dale Taylor via Facebook
Dale Taylor via Facebook
Dale Taylor via Facebook