Police: Offensive graffiti found around Wantagh

The hunt is on for whoever spray-painted disturbing messages around Wantagh. Police say racist, gang- and sex-related graffiti tags were found Friday on garbage cans,

Police say racist, gang- and sex-related graffiti tags were found Friday on garbage cans, homes and businesses along Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.

Police say racist, gang- and sex-related graffiti tags were found Friday on garbage cans, homes and businesses along Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. (5/16/15)

WANTAGH - The hunt is on for whoever spray-painted disturbing messages around Wantagh.

Police say racist, gang- and sex-related graffiti tags were found Friday on garbage cans, homes and businesses along Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.

Similar graffiti was also found at Wantagh High School and Mepham High School in Bellmore.

The findings came just hours after Nassau police and Hempstead town officials announced a joint effort to crack down on graffiti.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-244-TIPS.

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