Two Charged With Felonies for Graffiti Vandalism in Novato

Two Charged With Felonies for Graffiti Vandalism in Novato

NOVATO – An investigation into graffiti vandalism causing extensive damage resulted in the arrest of two suspects in Novato. A recent press release by the Novato Police Department said that the rash of graffiti tagging began in December of 2013 and caused damage to both private and public properties. The cost of the blight on city property alone was estimated at $6,700.

Johnny "Junior" Schad (Facebook)

Johnny “Junior” Schad (Facebook)

Joseph Tucker, a 21-year-old, and Johnny Ray Schad, a 19-year-old were booked into the Marin County Jail on felony vandalism charges. Both are residents of Novato. The suspects had spray painted personal moniker(s) to “tag” their territory. Schad has also been arrested in August on charges of petty theft.

Novato officers Conrad, Gamboa and Jacob were involved in the investigation as part of the Novato Response Team (NRT.) The NRT is a proactive, problem-oriented community policing team that focuses on a wide set of issues including school safety, assaults, graffiti and drug and gang activities. The NRT was launched in 2012 and collaborates with a wide range of community organizations including non-profits and local businesses.

Novato Police have used their Novato Response Team to increase efforts to clean up the city.

Novato Police have used their Novato Response Team to increase efforts to clean up the city.

The Novato PD has requested that if the suspects are found guilty that they pay restitution to all effected property owners and that they participate in community services that would specifically include graffiti abatement.

Two Charged With Felonies for Graffiti Vandalism in Novato was last modified: September 8th, 2014 by admin
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