Graffiti sweep nets two

first_imgKelly said the suspects were members of a pure tagging crew, meaning they are not thought to be involved in any other significant criminal activity. But he acknowledged law enforcement officials’ concern that such crews “have the potential” to engage in other criminal activity, including forming or joining a street gang. [email protected] (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The items were found at two east Lancaster homes – on Oldfield and Lightcap streets. “They did very large amounts of it and spread it all over the (Antelope) Valley,” sheriff’s Detective Greg Kelly said. “They were very random. They put up their little tagger names all over town.” Wednesday’s sweep was prompted by the arrests of three adults and one juvenile late Friday in connection with a vandalism incident Tuesday night, officials said. Deputy Mike Ruiz, who made the arrests, connected the suspects with the wanted tagging crew when their tags matched graffiti on a tracking database installed in August at Lancaster’s sheriff station. LANCASTER – A sweep led to the arrests Wednesday of two men suspected of being members of a notorious graffiti crew, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies arrested 19-year-old Christopher Butler, who goes by the street name “Logic,” and Christopher “Snipe” Watts, 18, both of Lancaster, Deputy Kelly Simon said. The two are suspected of being members of a tagging crew accused of defacing thousands of square feet of private and public property, sheriff’s deputies said. On Wednesday afternoon, deputies seized spray paint, markers, cardboard graffiti cutouts and notebooks that presumably documented their work. last_img read more