There has been an increase in gang graffiti on abandoned buildings in Laurel and other Jones County locations, according to Jones County Gang Task Force Leader Tonya Madison.
Madison said gangs are marking their territory by spray painting buildings and other properties with graffiti such as "4block," "Insane Vice Lords," "Soo-Woo," and other gang signs.
She said in most cases crime increases when gang graffiti is present.
If you have information or questions about gang activities in your community contact Jones County Sheriff Department at 601-425-3147.
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