Racially motivated graffiti found in San Tan Valley neighborhood

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Vandalism to a home along North Welton Place By Jennifer Thomas Vandalism to a home along North Welton Place By Jennifer Thomas
Vandals spray-painted symbols and phrases on sidewalks and the sides of homes in the Johnson Ranch subdivision. By Jennifer Thomas Vandals spray-painted symbols and phrases on sidewalks and the sides of homes in the Johnson Ranch subdivision. By Jennifer Thomas
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SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is working to identify the suspects who vandalized a subdivision in San Tan Valley.

The vandals spray-painted racist and satanic graffiti at eight separate locations in the Johnson Ranch subdivision over the weekend, according to sheriff's spokesman Elias Johnson.

The words "Wolf Gang" and "666" were commonly used to deface private and public property. Other racially motivated symbols and phrases were painted on sidewalks and the sides of homes.

In each case, different colors were used but the messages were consistent, Johnson said.

The vandals caused several thousand dollars in damage.

"As the sheriff of Pinal County and resident of Johnson Ranch, these random acts of criminal damage are equally disappointing as they are disgusting." Sheriff Paul Babeu said. "Every citizen works to provide a safe environment for themselves and their family."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO at 520-866-5111.