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Efforts To Protect Train Trestle In Ventura County From Graffiti Apparently Working

Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 12:09pm

Efforts to protect a highly visible train trestle crossing the 101 Freeway in Ventura County from graffiti are apparently having some success.

The City of Ventura, Union Pacific, and Caltrans worked out a deal to repaint, and better protect the often targeted bridge near California Street, and Harbor Boulevard in downtown Ventura.

In addition to repainting the bridge, new fencing was added, and surveillance cameras linked to the Ventura Police Department were installed.

On Sunday night, witnesses called police to say it appeared someone was trying to put graffiti on the bridge.

Ventura Police used the cameras to confirm that two men were vandalizing the bridge, and arrested them at the scene. Officers were able to match damage to items found with the two men.

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