The Ithaca Police Department is seeking public assistance regarding a vandalism investigation. Sometime during the overnight/early morning hours of May 14th, 2023, the war memorial in Dewitt Park was vandalized by unknown persons. The war memorial and surrounding sidewalk area were spray painted with several shapes, words, and “graffiti tags”. Attached are photographs of the damage.

Anyone with information that may aid police in this investigation is asked to contact the Ithaca Police by any of the following means:

  • Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245Police Administration: 607-272-9973
  • Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
  • Anonymous Email Tip Address:

(2) comments

John Gregoire

Has IPD not heard of trail cams? Seems that a few simple devices at known target areas would help deter the insane folks who do this damage.

Jon Lucente

except it wouldnt matter. i watched a guy tag one of the concrete planters on the commons during the ithaca festival with hundreds of people walking by and no one said a word.

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