Two arrested after allegedly defacing city property

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Michigan City Police arrested two people for allegedly defacing city property. The incident was captured on cameras installed as part of the city's beach safety monitoring program.

The director of emergency management noticed two men walking along the rocks around 10:15 Wednesday morning while looking at the camera monitors.

He zoomed in and saw the two males pull out markers and begin drawing obscene images on the pillars near the lighthouse, according to police.

The emergency management director began recording and called police with detailed descriptions of the suspects, police said.

The suspects were located and taken into custody on preliminary charges of criminal mischief.

The suspects were identified as 42-year-old Adam Barlow and a 17-year-old juvenile from out of the area, police said.

Police said the cameras, along with life preservers and a digital warning system, were installed in January 2019 as part of the Beach Safety Monitoring program.

The cameras can be monitored in the 911 center, the police department and office of emergency management.

The camera system was funded through the Michigan City Port Authority Channel Maintenance Fund.

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