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News Release: Five students receive summonses for Norlin Quad graffiti



RELEASED: April 9, 2012

SUBJECT: Summonses for graffiti on Norlin Quad

CONTACT:    Ryan Huff, Communications Manager, Police Department
                        303-492-7581 /


On Friday, April 6, 2012, the University of Colorado Police Department issued summonses to five CU students accused of using spray paint to vandalize property on and around the Norlin Quad. The following students were issued summonses for Graffiti Prohibited under Boulder’s municipal code: Audrey Campbell, 21; Travis Fischer, 21; Melissa Sandor, 20; Sara Salakari, 19; and Jacob Rice, 19.

Around 3 a.m. on this date, two UCPD officers contacted the above individuals for crossing against the red pedestrian traffic signal at the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Street. When officers approached the students, Salakari placed what appeared to be four cardboard stencils and a can of black spray paint on the sidewalk. During an interview, Sandor told officers that the group had been responsible for spray-painted messages around Norlin Quad.

The messages referenced “strikes” on “5/1/12 MAYDAY.” A total of 42 stenciled spray paint messages were found around sidewalks on the quad. Facilities Management crews cleaned up the graffiti in a timely manner.

Municipal offenses are generally punishable by up to 90 days in county jail and a $1,000 fine.

The Case Number is 2012-931.