Four suspected taggers arrested
by TP staff
May 21, 2009 | 1767 views | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Police this week arrested three boys and one man on suspicion of spray painting graffiti in separate incidents around town, a police spokesman announced today.

Two 13-year-olds who police say are “self-proclaimed members of the Artistic Criminals Tagging Crew, or “AC Krew,” were caught tagging spots at Jacobsen Elementary School, Sgt. Tony Sheneman said.

A 16-year-old boy was caught writing his “Kegs” moniker around West High School in pastel inks and permanent markers, police said.

And Daniel McCarthy, 20, was arrested on suspicion of spray painting graffiti on an electrical box next to the California Highway Patrol office at 385 W. Grant Line Road.

The kids were cited and released to the custody of their parents, and McCarthy was cited and released.

Sheneman said the city will prosecute and pursue reimbursement for graffiti, which he said is used to mark territory and indicates “gang-related activity.” Parents of kids can be forced to pay fines.

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June 02, 2009
Make the kids clean up the mess and pay for the cleaning supplies. And a couple days cleaning up graffiti others did.
May 23, 2009
Awesome Work TPD, Make the parents pay!!! I agree with LAM75. Parents are accountable for the actions of their children whether they choose to acknoweldge or ignore. Our society should no longer bear the cost for the neglignece whether wilful or not from the actions or lack of, from parents. TRACY PD just saved your community from these cost. We should be greatful for that!.
May 21, 2009
CUDOS. Keep up the great work.
May 21, 2009
GREAT JOB TPD!!! WE ARE CRACKING DOWN ON THE GRAFFITI!!! I am also glad you get the parents involved with this too. I feel they are also a 'criminal' as well. Thank You!!!

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