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Graffiti Problem in Dewey Beach

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DEWEY BEACH, De.- When people drive from Rehoboth Beach into Dewey Beach on Route 1 in Sussex County, they are greeted by wooden fences littered with graffiti. Some Dewey Beach residents say the problem is getting worse, and they've had enough.

"They're desecrating my town. I've lived here my whole life and I've never seen that before," says Patricia Miller. "It's becoming more aggravated, it seems like every time that we scrub it off it appears within 24 hours again."

Dewey Beach Police are aware of the graffiti problem on the wooden fences along Route 1. Sgt. Clifford Dempsey believes high school students are responsible.

"It does come in spurts," says Dempsey. "Every year it may be different, but when [the graffiti artists] come, we may have ten incidents happen at one time."

Dempsey says there are other spots in town with small amounts of graffiti, but the wooden fences along Route 1 are the key problem area. Dewey Police plan to install a surveillance camera pointed at the fences to catch any graffiti artists in the act.

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