Spray painted graffiti is often seen on trains as they pass through Clarke County and sometimes appears in and around Berryville, but there are two types that draw serious scrutiny, gang tags and racist graffiti. The tank that sits in the field just off Senseny Road near the intersection with Route 340 has now come under scrutiny after being tagged with a swastika.
It is unclear when the apparent act of vandalism was committed. No report has been filed with police but law enforcement officials said they were looking into the matter.
Anti-Semitic graffiti is unusual in the area but not unheard of. In March of 2011 vandals defaced the historic Wickliffe Episcopal Church in Clarke County. In that incident vandal(s) broke into the church and spread paint on the floor and used masking tape to make insignias and racial slurs on the walls .