Posted by Kroberts (+37) 11 years ago
I was shocked to see the graffiti on Arby's this morning. It looks like same delinquent decorated the white apartment building in Southgate, along with the Southgate sign. I hope a security camera caught the culprit(s).

[This message has been edited by Kroberts (7/12/2010)]
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Posted by Elizabeth Drews (+35) 11 years ago
There was also some on the VFW...
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Posted by Big Dave (+435) 11 years ago
I saw someone working on removing some on the high school this morning also.
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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
I wonder how cool they think they are.

Dumb kid- "Hey man i'm so coo i panted some sines on RBz. It was awesome dude."

Smarter Kid- "Dude, it was a fast food restaurant in Miles City, That's lame."

Dumb Kid- "Uhh, well i wrote something about smokin weed."

Smarter Kid- "Um, yeah, There are cameras, so you are dumb"

Dumb Kid- "CRAP."

I went to Arby's and saw them washing off something about 4/20. Come on, have drugs and alcohol REALLY screwed you up that much that you deface public and private property?
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Posted by ocne (+478) 11 years ago
They also hit the Parkside Convenience Store as well. Pretty bold considering the owners of the store still live in the living quarters there I believe!!!

This is getting totally out of hand...
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 11 years ago
I would guess that the kids who did it have some friends who could really use some money....put out a reward for solid information.
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Posted by spacekace (+897) 11 years ago
I also saw grafitti this morning on the sign at the real estate agency on main across from the high school... As well as the stuff on Parkside convenience store. It sickens me to think that kids would do this. And on MAIN street..... I hope they get caught...then tarred and feathered.
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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
ii just saw some on the knights of colombus fireworks booth and an abandoned building on valley drove east. Wow I hope they get caught. What losers, and I am amazed that no one saw them do this is so many places.
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Posted by Toni Rentschler (+1518) 11 years ago
Yeah there is a bunch through out the city. I was driving around this morning with the kids and it just kept coming.... And we all thought that Miles City was different then Billings?!?! Just by volume everyone....
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Well, there is something to be said. Miles City did just increase in population due to the pipeline. Maybe some kid did it who came with that?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9224) 11 years ago
Or maybe it was one of those glendivian bastards, all hopped up on miles city urine.

Or maybe it was illegal alien gang members from Arizona.

Or maybe it was the flying spaghetti monster.

Maybe, maybe, maybe... regardless, it would be irresponsible not to speculate.

[This message has been edited by Bridgier (7/12/2010)]
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Posted by Stone (+1598) 11 years ago
They hit Bender Park, the Denton field wall and the Knights of Columbus fire works stand as well. It said "S 19" or "Sirus 19"

We have also had lots of 5150 lately.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17485) 11 years ago
I would check the hotel/motel registers....maybe Eric Brandt is back in town.
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+284) 11 years ago
Josh, I am disappointed that you would write that it could be someone connected to the pipeline. These guys work hard all day, in all elements of weather. They have better things to do then run around at night doing PUNK stuff. I can't prove who did it, but please no pointing fingers; they are here to do a job, spend loads of MONEY in this town and go on their way. Treat them with a little kindness. I believe they are highly screened before hired.

When they catch who did it, they will plea bargain, get a suspended sentence and that will be that. I guess I am being pessimistic but that seems to be the way it is in Miles City. I hope I am proven wrong. I am so sorry for everyone that received damage.
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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
I think Josh was referring to a son or daughter of a pipeline worker.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9224) 11 years ago
It's still a rather evidence free assertion, regardless.
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Posted by CK (+853) 11 years ago
How much is enough? How long do we have to avoid recreating on the river or visiting other public sites because of vulgarity, baseness, crudeness, and coarseness before we try to do something? I would suggest that we contact our public leaders, law makers, law enforcers, judges, etc. and let them know the need for stiff punishments. There needs to be a message sent and a deterrent established. This is an extremely nice place to live and I for one will stand up in support of anything that deals out justice to those that disrespect it so much!
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
I was referring to a child of a pipeline worker, but that is the ironic assumption. It could have been anyone who did it.
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Posted by Corrina (Sturdevant) Harrell (+72) 11 years ago
May not be a kid at all. Graffiti is not limited to kids. It can be young adults, about just about anyone. Regardless, I hope the culprits get caught and take responsibility for their actions.
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Posted by C.Kee (+378) 11 years ago
I'm with ya CK! And Josh, I believe you meant well and Victoria misunderstood you. Cindy
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Posted by cubby (+2629) 11 years ago
It is only hear say but they have the guys car impounded and it's only going to take time before he wants it back. And when he does come to get it I hope he gets the book!!!
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Posted by Matt Smith (+796) 11 years ago
I have some work to do to clean up what was done to our sign.

I hope the catch the person or persons who did this.

I will be happy to send them a bill or something...

Keep an eye out in Miles City for people with red & black paint on their fingers.

Also if I had time I would Google the things they wrote.

I doubt it is the first time they have used the words.
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Posted by mtgman (+95) 11 years ago
Remember the movie "Colors"? Thats what I would do to the perps.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 11 years ago
Maybe we could put up some of those motion-detecting machine guns.
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Posted by mtgman (+95) 11 years ago
Where could I get one?
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Posted by Kimberly D. Reiger (+72) 11 years ago
I saw yesterday morning about 11:30 a fancy motor home that was parked in front of Seabeck's Pizza it has red spray painted graffiti on it! What the hell is wrong with people?
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Posted by mule train (+1057) 11 years ago
I'm suprised the MilesCazm didn't pick up anything...as it was probably pretty late at night when the kids did it...and yes! I said "kids" aging in range from 15 to 23...give or take. It sounds like they were def. in a car as they covered a lot of ground.

I remember once hanging out with the former police chief's daughter when she tagged the underpass by the dump..."Kim smokes the weed" Classic. I was 20 at the time??? People do stupid poop...but this sounds like a case of going too far...these persons sound angry. Resentful. Glendive????
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Posted by Tempest (+71) 11 years ago
I was driving past that same motor home last night admiring its beauty, talking to a friend about how we would love to own one, one day and as we saw that ugly spray paint on that magnificent paint job, not to mention BEAUTIFUL vehicle in itself, our mouths dropped. I'm going to keep a good eye out when I'm driving at night and others should do the same. Report it immediatelly if you see it. Take a plate number if they enter a vehicle or try to get a physical description if you see someone vandalizing property.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 11 years ago
Amazing that the Keystone Cops very capable MCPD didn't nab the perpetrators in the act.

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Posted by Levi and Destiny (+170) 11 years ago
Somebody has been arrested!! Miles City Star tonite!!
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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
YAY!
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Annndddd they were 19.
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Posted by mule train (+1057) 11 years ago
name? socio-economic class?
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Posted by Mindy B (+71) 11 years ago
It's nice that the Star's website is already updated with this story.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9224) 11 years ago
I'm sure it was one of those lazy no-good pipe layers.
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+284) 11 years ago
The last laugh is on you!
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+284) 11 years ago
Man arrested for vandalism
By Elaine Forman
One unidentified man, 19, was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with close to 30 reported cases of vandalism involving graffiti that occurred Sunday night and Monday morning.
Miles City Police Chief Doug Colombik said the investigation is continuing.
Charging documents had not been filed by presstime, so the charge(s) were not named but it is a felony crime, Colombik said.
All the cases involved spray painting. Mostly buildings were targeted, but one Custer County Sheriff's Department patrol car was also painted.
Some of the locations had been spray painted with gang symbols and signs.
Before the arrest, Colombik called the perpetrators "gang wanna-bes" rather than actual gang members.
Among the buildings hit were Arby's, Custer Villa Apartments (Southgate Meadows), Assembly of God Church (Southgate Meadows), MidRiver's Main Street building, Custer County District High School, Garfield School, Carlson Machine Shop (114 N. Third St.), AllWaste Container Services (3415 Edgewood Ave.), Miles City Real Estate (Valley Drive East and Main Street), and the old Beacon Carter and Parkside Convenience Store (305 Main St.).
There was no total damage estimate as of Tuesday morning.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17485) 11 years ago
OMG! You mean the vandals were.......TEENAGERS??????
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Posted by pooh (+24) 11 years ago
Just noticed today while hauling out the trash that our building & the ace wharehouse was also tagged. Guess I better call the cops in the morning, I think the more reports/damages the better the chances are they won't get away with it.
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 11 years ago
Why did they not identify the man they arrested?
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Posted by Tara E. (+61) 11 years ago
lets no forget the Miles City Ready Mix..i think it was hit first,not only graffiti,but total loss of every thing it there,thay broke thousands of $ worth of stuff and took hammer to ever thing in there,what a clean up it will be inside,theres so much that was done it would take a long time to tell ya all..but this is sad..i hope thay fined this person....
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Posted by Shu (+1796) 11 years ago
Why did they not identify the man they arrested?


...that's actually a good question, Kacey. 19 is adult age not juvenile, so that person SHOULD be named indeed. Perhaps they're waiting to make more arrests and then name them all? Who knows.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14970) 11 years ago
Why did they not identify the man they arrested?


Perhaps it is being done this way so that they can find an unbiased jury in Miles City. The arrested are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, MC.com posters not withstanding.
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Posted by mtgman (+95) 11 years ago
Do you really believe that?
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Posted by CK (+853) 11 years ago
people are named when they are found guilty...
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 11 years ago
That's not true, newspapers report names when people are arrested all the time. Or are you saying that is a Star policy?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17485) 11 years ago
The Star did not identify the 19 year old man, because they know that he will be eviscerated here on milescity.com.

Then, some gap-toothed friend or relative of the 19-year old will become indignant and post something like:

You people r so IGNORANT!!!! GET A LIFE!!!! My bruther BillyBob is a decent man! Who here hasn't done sumthing they have regretted????!!!!! Its not like he killed sum one...its just a little paint on buildings! Our family are good people...SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!
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Posted by Bridgier (+9224) 11 years ago
Gunnar's absolutely correct statement notwithstanding, I believe the fine article said that the person had been arrested but not yet charged. I would assume that once this has been done, then this vile pipe-fitter's name can be added to the wall of shame. Probably with spray-paint.
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+284) 11 years ago
Bridgier, we shall soon see if it is a pipe fitter; may or may not be, but you are not going to provoke me
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Posted by Bridgier (+9224) 11 years ago
I'm not mocking you VictoriaLynn - I found the idea that it might be one of the pipe-layers to be rather ridiculous upon its face. You might as well suggest that undocumented haitian zombies were responsible.

I'm really just trying to get the term "pipe-layer" into as many posts as possible, without becoming repetitious - hence the occasional "pipe-fitter" instead.
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+284) 11 years ago
Okay, sorry; thanks for responding. I appreciate it.
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Posted by angelsfy (+427) 11 years ago
its in the miles city star paper the name of the guy on page 9 at the top

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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Why don't you tell us, since some people don't actually get the paper.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+753) 11 years ago
"gang wannabees, huh?" Seems we had a discussion about that once. Interesting. Hope your town gets the right signal out real soon about gang behavior, be it real or pretend. We studied Missoula and Spokane, came up with a plan, and haven't had much trouble since.
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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
Crap, now I have to go buy a paper... we have bets on who it was... Come on number 5! You seem like a gang wannabee!

I actually googled "Keystone Kops." HAHAH I guessed the reference by context, but you hit the nail on the head IMO.

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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
I bought a paper, and it wasn't on page 9 "entertainment". But, from an email I got last night, seems DJ Cook is the culprit. Not sure, but this is what I have been told.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14970) 11 years ago
I bought a paper, and it wasn't on page 9 "entertainment". But, from an email I got last night, seems DJ Cook is the culprit. Not sure, but this is what I have been told.


So basically you're okay with spreading gossip and potentially ruining the reputation of someone if you are wrong.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
I consider him as the culprit. Why? Parkside Convenience Store has "DJ C" written on it. Ironic? A bit.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17485) 11 years ago
Josh, can you find and provide us a link to Mr. Cook's Facebook page, so we can find some material to humilate him here on this thread?
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1339) 11 years ago
Did he really tag a building with "DJ C" when his name is DJ Cook?

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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
I saw DJC on the side of parkside. And that is who I immediately thought of.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 11 years ago
Oh, I thought "DJ C" was some sort of gang signal.

Silly me.
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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
Dumb Joker's country.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17485) 11 years ago
No Country For Stupid Young Men
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Posted by Kelly (+2717) 11 years ago
The name was actually on page 3...Daniel James Cook, age 19.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 11 years ago
Clearly a criminal mastermind. I don't know how they ever figured out who it was.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Alot of bright minds in this city. There are supposedly 4 people in this, but they have only one so far.
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Posted by SS66 (+448) 11 years ago
If you are going to commit a felony...at least make it something worthwhile that pays. Jewel thief, bank robber, Con artist ect.

Cellmate 1: " So homie, what-chu in fer? "

Cellmate 2: " taggin' wit muh homiez' "

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Posted by Ken Ziebarth (+322) 11 years ago
Sounds like Arlo Guthrie in Alice's Restaurant, "Littering" "And creating a nuisance."
Ken Z
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Posted by angelsfy (+427) 11 years ago
it was actually on page 3 of wednesday paper...tells of all or most of the business too damaged by him
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