SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Someone in South Portland has come forward and donated $5000 to help police catch the person who spray-painted graffiti on the sound barrier along I-295.
Police will use the cash to offer a reward for information that helps their investigation.
If you drive along 295 in South Portland you can't help but notice it. Black graffiti painted on the sound barrier along the side of the highway. It runs nearly the entire length of it.
It bothered someone in this community enough to put up 5-thousand dollars to help police catch the person who did it. Police say these are tough vandalism cases to crack.
"It's difficult trying to deal with. It often occurs at night when there are no witnesses and it takes considerable time and resources to identify those responsible", said South Portland Police Chief Ed Googins.
They're hoping the lure of money will nudge people to come forward. If you have any information about this case you are urged to call the South Portland Police tip line at 347-4100.