WA Police release graffiti footage from Mandurah Train Station as part of state crackdown

WA Police have released vision of two graffiti incidents at Mandurah Train Station, including a flare being fired at a security guard as he searched for offenders, as part of a government graffiti crack-down.

The state government is offering grants of up to $15,000 to local councils and community groups, to help tackle graffiti vandalism.

This comes as police released its top 12 most-wanted graffiti vandals and video footage from Mandurah.

The photos of 12 people wanted for questioning are in relation to graffiti sprayed on public transport, schools, homes and businesses.

One video at the Mandurah Train Station from July 9 shows two offenders jumping onto the railway to tag a train carriage before it departs the station.

The pair spend five minutes spraying the carriage and taking their own footage before the train departs.

The other video from June 29 shows a flare being fired at a security guard as he searched for two suspected offenders in nearby bushes.

Two still photos taken in the bushes show two spent flares and the pipe tubing used to fire the flares.

Examples of projects that could be funded as part of the state grant include graffiti removal trailers, installation of public murals at graffiti hot spots and the application of anti-graffiti coatings.

If caught, graffiti vandals face up to two years in prison and a $24,000 fine. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to the apprehension of a graffiti vandal.

Police Minister Michelle Roberts said cleaning up graffiti in WA costs the community tens of millions of dollars every year.

"Unsightly graffiti on buildings and in our neighbourhoods is an eyesore and can make people feel unsafe," she said.

"Police are doing their bit to disrupt and prosecute graffiti vandals.

"We're offering these grants to support local councils and community groups to develop initiatives which prevent or help reduce illegal graffiti across WA.

Anyone with information can contact the Goodbye Graffiti Hotline on 1800 442 255.