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Police Blotter: Don't Show Up To School With Graffiti On Your Pants

Monrovia High School security officers had no problem figuring out who caused $2,000 in graffiti damage at the school and across the city when an alleged tagger arrived to school with graffiti on his pants.

From the Monrovia Police Department:

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 434 service events, resulting in 84 investigations.

Vandalism - Suspects Arrested

February 4 at 10:08 a.m., staff from Monrovia High School reported that they had two students detained for vandalism. The high school has had an increase in graffiti on campus recently, so the staff and security had been on alert. One of the security officers noticed a student with graffiti on his pants and escorted him to the office. In the office, security located over 30 markers in the student's backpack. 

Officers arrived and during the interview, the student admitted to tagging numerous places throughout the City of Monrovia with another student. Officers researched the monikers in previous graffiti vandalism incidents that have occurred in the City. They discovered nearly $2,000 in graffiti damage had been reported with the monikers the students use. The students were arrested and later released to parents on citations to appear in court.

R. Ray Morford February 09, 2013 at 05:39 PM
A tagger may only cause $100 to $200 damage in various places. But the Courts have stated that the accumulative amount of damage can now be charged against the alleged suspect. I like the idea of holding Parents responsible or under proper supervision make the not so bright kid clean up his/her own mess.

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