Warren police view Grohl graffiti video

WARREN – Video surveillance that captured Saturday’s act of vandalism of David Grohl Alley is being reviewed by police.

Warren Police Lt. Jeff Cole said the footage of the incident, which occurred around 6:15 a.m. Saturday, was received Monday morning.

At least 15 paintings and murals along with a life-sized steel sculpture portraying Warren-born musician Dave Grohl were found spray-painted with graffiti. The alley, which runs parallel to the 100 block of West Market Street, is dedicated to the 13-time Grammy Award winner.

Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana and founder and frontman of the Foo Fighters.

The vandal, a white male who appears to be in his early 20s, was caught on video by several cameras positioned on the deck beside the alley.

Past president of Main Street Warren and retired Warren police Sgt. Joe O’Grady, who was instrumental in establishing the alley, has said some of the artwork can be re-stored. Some likely will need to be replaced.

“When we started this project, we were well aware of problems like this that can happen, and we’ll deal with them.” O’Grady said.

”It’s an outdoor gallery of artwork, and my favorite part is that it’s always changing,” he said.

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