UPDATE: Police investigating 20 reports of property damage including anti-Trump graffiti

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN)- Jacksonville Police say that they are investigating 20 reports of property damage that include graffiti about President Donald Trump.

Police say that the property damage occurred on Westminister Drive, Stratford Drive, Onslow Drive, Hargett Street, New River Drive, East Bayshore Drive, York Street, Nelson Drive, Glendale Road, Barn Street, Jarman Street, Dogwood Lane and Brentwood Avenue.

“We are conducting a detailed investigation” said Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety, “We simply will not tolerate this destructive criminal behavior in our City.”

Gail Hargett-Lily says she awoke Wednesday morning to find her Chevy Equinox was tagged with the words "No Trump" and "Stop the Hate".

A nearby home was also spray painted with an expletive that included the president's name.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact JPD Investigations Supervisor Mark Ketchum at 910-938-6412 or mketchum@jacksonvillenc.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information deemed to be of value or assistance to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text A Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES).


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Jacksonville Police say they are investigating after a vehicle and homes in two neighborhoods were spray painted with messages bashing President Donald Trump.

WITN has a reporter working in the New River and Chaney Heights neighborhoods and has counted at least 5 homes that have been tagged.

Gail Hargett-Lily says she awoke Wednesday morning to find her Chevy Equinox was tagged with the words "No Trump" and "Stop the Hate".

A nearby home was also spray painted with an expletive that included the president's name.

We're working to get more information from police about this case.