Graffiti may be more of an urban trend but that hasn’t stopped it from popping up recently in area communities. According to Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell, graffiti has become an issue locally this summer. “The Vernal Police Department is looking for information regarding recent graffiti incidents and those responsible,” shares Campbell. “We’ve had numerous incidents throughout the City in the past few weeks.” The announcement was also accompanied by a warning to locals that property theft continues to be a problem throughout the area and common sense is needed to avoid being a victim. “Lock your homes and vehicles,” says Campbell, “and don’t leave valuables in plain view.” Theft has been on the rise with reports and police warnings issued in Duchesne, Uintah and Moffat Counties on multiple occasions since the beginning of the year. Unlocked vehicles, especially those with valuables sitting in plain sight, have been targeted in public places even in broad daylight.