Anti-Semitic graffiti found on Hwy. 74 cart path bridge

Google Street View of cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 74, looking south.
Google Street View of cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 74, looking south.

Graffiti being tagged on locations around Peachtree City, especially on multi-use tunnels and bridges and at parks, is not uncommon. Graffiti found July 18 on the bridge over Ga. Highway 74 North was different.

It was on July 18 at approximately 5 p.m. that an officer was dispatched to the multi-use path bridge over Hwy. 74 in reference to anti-Semitic graffiti on both entrances to the bridge.

“Upon my arrival, I located the graffiti and covered them with white spray paint. An email was sent to the graffiti address with pictures and the pictures were added to,” the police report said.

That cart path bridge directly serves residents in Wynnmeade, Cedarcroft and Centennial subdivisions in Wilksmoor Village on the city’s northwestern side.

Also in Peachtree City, there were two entering auto incidents reported on July 22.

In the first incident, at Picnic Park behind City Hall, the victim reported a smashed driver’s side window during the late morning hours, and the theft of a purse left on the floorboard. The investigation revealed that a suspect used multiple credit cards belonging to the victim at the Kedron Kroger store, police reports said.

The other entering auto also occurred in the area of the park on Willowbend Road.

Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the complainant, “…who advised that they had parked their vehicle near the entrance of the park and went to walk. When they returned, they found that their vehicle’s passenger side window had been smashed in, and a wallet with credit cards and personal documents were taken.”

On another issue, many in Fayette County might not be aware that law enforcement officers respond to calls from citizens which involve far less than criminal activity, such as a parent calling because their child will not do homework, will not go to school or is missing even though the child is found at a next-door neighbor’s house.

A somewhat similar missing person case, one where the person was not missing, occurred in Peachtree City on July 16 at approximately 4:30 p.m. when officers were dispatched to a residence to take a missing person report.

The police report noted that, upon arrival, officers met with the complainant, who explained that her husband was seen walking towards Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center. The complainant gave a description of what her husband was last seen wearing and provided a recent picture of him.

Officers searched the residence and found the male in his bedroom, the report said.