'Vice Lords' Gang Symbols Painted on Fence

Criminal Defacement of Property: Reports say markings could signal gang activity in Geneva.

Someone painted what appeared to be a “crude rendition of a top hat with a downward pointed pitchfork and the letters ‘V’ and ‘L’ on either side of the top hat” on a wooden fence in the back yard of a home in the 700 block of Richards Street, reports said.

“It is believed that the markings indicate the existence of the Vice Lord street gang in the area,” reports said.

The marking is similar to one reported Dec. 2.

The painting took place sometime between Nov. 1 and Dec. 6, reports said, and the estimated cost to remove the markings was $50.


If you have information about this or any other crime in Geneva, please contact the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736.

Tony Pronenko December 17, 2012 at 05:48 PM
"It is believed that the markings indicate the existence of the Vice Lords street gang in the area." Erroneous assumption, yet worth a chuckle none the less.


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