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Posted June 19, 2017 – Worcester Telegram


Upon request from the Clinton Police Department, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis recently deployed his graffiti removal unit to remove graffiti from over 30 locations on commercial and industrial buildings.   Here the Sheriff and an inmate work on removing from 56 Sterling Street.


CLINTON – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis recently provided numerous inmate work crews from the Worcester County House of Correction Community Service Program to complete over 30 projects for the town of Clinton. Inmates assigned to the work crews unloaded and stocked over 7,000 pounds of food items for WHEAT Community Connections food pantry, 272 High St. The work in Clinton also included an extensive graffiti removal project spanning numerous locations throughout the town, encompassing commercial and industrial buildings located on High Street, Church Street, Sterling Street and Main Street. The request for the graffiti removal came from the Clinton Police Department and the no cost labor and graffiti removal unit were provided through the Sheriff’s Inmate Community Service Program, which places low-risk, non-violent, non-sex offender inmates while supervised into the community to assist municipalities and non-profits throughout Worcester County.

“We are so grateful for the help and manpower from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. The inmates did an incredible job of unloading and stocking over 7,000 pounds of food items onto our shelves which will go on to help so many families and children in our community. said Jodi Breidel, director of WHEAT.

In addition to the traditional work crews and in response to the needs of the community, Sheriff Evangelidis has also implemented a Graffiti Removal Unit. Available to municipalities, non-profits and the business community, the sheriff’s self-contained graffiti removal truck is available upon request free of charge to assist those in Worcester County who have been the victim of graffiti.