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Police believe graffiti on a parks and recreation equipment building in Hickory is more likely because of restless youth than gang activity.

Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday someone called 911 to report vandalism at Wade R. Tucker II Memorial Fields in the 600 block of East-West Highway (Route 23).

Someone tagged racial slurs and sexually explicit drawings on the side of an equipment building facing East-West Highway, according to Christina Presberry, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller believed the graffiti could be related to gang tagging, but members of the sheriff’s office have ruled out a gang relation, Presberry said.

Presberry said someone from Harford County parks and rec was expected to take care of the graffiti Sunday evening.

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