Police looking for person of interest in Vicki Powers Park graffiti incident

UPDATE (4:20) — Rapid City police announced that the individuals in the images made contact with police and have been ruled out as persons of interest.

Police also say that the individuals were able to give information that will be valuable to detectives as the investigation moves forward. The public is still urged to forward any information about the Vicki Powers Park vandalization to Detective Ryan Schuler.

Anonymous tips can also be given by texting ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City police are turning to the public for help in an ongoing investigation into racist graffiti discovered at Vicki Powers Park in early June. Police were made aware of the graffiti on June 1st and quickly worked to eradicate what remained.

In the time since the graffiti was discovered, police have combed through numerous hours of the surveillance footage recovered from the park. In that video, police have located a person of interest in the investigation.

In the early morning hours of May 31st, a light-colored early-2010s model GMC Acadia can be seen pulling into the parking lot of the park. A single individual exits the driver’s seat and is seen entering the park while several others remain in the vehicle. The individual’s movements throughout the park are highly suspicious in nature, and police would like to speak to this person. The individual is wearing a long sleeve shirt and a ball cap.

Police urge anyone with information to call Detective Ryan Schuler at 394-4134.

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