The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a rash of vehicle vandalism and graffiti in Grand Marais.

In recent days, one or more vandals has scratched the phrase “5-D” and multiple lines on several vehicles, the Sheriff’s Office said. Another vehicle had its tires slashed.

“We believe these incidents are taking place in the evening, and the ‘tag’ is in reference to drug use,” the Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.

Sheriff Pat Eliasen asked the public to be “extra vigilant and aware at night, and report any suspicious individuals lurking around to law enforcement immediately.” He also noted that the city of Grand Marais has a curfew requiring youth 16 and under to be off the streets by 10:30 p.m., unless accompanied by an adult, and those who are 17 to be home by midnight.

“This senseless activity has caused a significant amount of damage for several community members,” said Sheriff Pat Eliasen. “Anyone who has any information on these accounts of criminal damage to property, should contact the Sheriff’s Office. We have assigned an investigator this case and will enforce the juvenile curfew if necessary.”