Action Drain Services also vandalized Thursday |

Action Drain Services also vandalized Thursday

Patrick Kelly

Action Drain Services, 400 Mack Lane, can be added to the list of properties that were vandalized early Thursday morning.

Deb Teeter, co-owner of Action, said an employee called her at 7 a.m. Thursday to let her know the west side of their building and three of their trucks had been tagged with graffiti.

She said one of the tags read, “Hippies are in Craig.”

Teeter said she called in her entire crew, and by 7:30 a.m., they had successfully removed the graffiti.

The suspected culprits were in cuffs by 12:30 p.m., largely thanks to social media, said Sgt. John Forgay, from Craig Police Department.

Cody Ferrer McGowan, 24, and Grant Rakowski, 21, both of Craig, are facing felony criminal mischief charges.

The two men also allegedly defaced Mathers’ Bar, Miller Family Appliance, Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, Craig City Hall and what was formerly Stacks Smokehouse.

To catch the suspects, CPD officers checked surveillance video at Walmart and found two men who purchased paint the same colors as the ones used in the crime. Their image was put on social media, which resulted in a tip leading to an arrest.

Reach Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or Follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.

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