(SALISBURY, Md.)- Salisbury Police are now investigating the vandalism of the Wicomico County Republican Club.

On November 5, 2016, at approximately 8:45 a.m., officers of the Salisbury Police Department

responded to the Wicomico County Republican Club located at 229 E. Main Street for a reported vandalism.

Officers met with representatives from the club who indicated their building had been vandalized between November 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. and November 5, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Further investigation revealed that the building's windows and exterior walls were spray painted by the unknown suspect(s). The spray painting consisted of derogatory words, phrases and sketches. Salisbury Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in locating the suspect(s) responsible for this costly vandalism.

As the presidential election quickly approaches, the Salisbury Police Department and its neighboring law enforcement agencies are encouraging all residents to be aware of behavior as described above, and to contact the appropriate law enforcement agency if suspicious circumstances are observed. Mayor Jake Day adds, "I have zero tolerance for acts of vandalism or political violence. This is an infringement on decency, freedom of speech and freedom from intimidation. No one in our community should fear because of the candidate or political party they support. In a highly charged political season, it is critical that we remember that in this community we value respect and neighborliness. I encourage everyone to live those values through

Tuesday and beyond."

As officers continue this investigation and review area CCTV footage, the Salisbury Police Department encourages anyone with information concerning this incident to contact the Salisbury Police Department (410) 548-3165 or Crime Solvers (410) 548-1776.