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The recent trend of vandalism continues. Rotary Club members were dismayed yesterday to learn that one of their community projects has been defaced. Flin Flon RCMP reported that sometime between Wednesday and yesterday morning, one or more culprits spray painted obscenities on the Rotary Wheel. "I have a comment, but you can't print it," said Rotary Wheel chairman Graham Craig. "I've also got a solution, and you can't print that, either." The Rotary Wheel, a gathering spot for various community events, is located at the Flin Flon Municipal Campground. A portion of the building has been marked with a variety of words and drawings, some of them obscene. One line reads "Lamb of God," an apparent reference to the heavy metal band of that name. There is also a skull and crossbones as well as a pro-marijuana statement. Craig said the paint can be cleaned up but the underlying problem of vandalism in the community will, unfortunately, remain. This was the third reported incident of vandalism in less than a week. Police are still looking for whomever was responsible for smashing two windshields at the Dean Cooley dealership overnight last Friday. They're also investigating the case of a broken window at Johnny's Confectionery and Sporting Centre, a crime that occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday. Police ask anyone with information on these or any other unsolved crimes to contact them at 687-7488 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Callers to Crime Stoppers need not reveal their identity and may become eligible for a cash reward.