Police are increasing their presence in a neighborhood following several reported acts of vandalism.
Shortly after midnight on May 5, a homeowner in the unit block of Sylvan Park Court discovered a racial slur had been spray-painted on the side of the house. The homeowner had heard male voices outside the house, but saw no one, according to Officer Mark Dorsey of the Parkville precinct.
Several other homeowners in the area also reported spray paint on mailboxes, Dorsey said.
Police do not believe any of the homeowners were targeted, but that the vandalism was likely left randomly by teenagers, he said.
Police are increasing patrols and community outreach efforts in the neighborhood, he added.
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