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Red Bluff Police have announced the arrest of a local man on suspicion of felony vandalism.
Around 4:20 PM on Wednesday, May 6, an officer responded to the Reeds Creek Bridge at South Jackson Street to investigate reports of a suspected vandal.
The suspect, a 32-year-old man whose name has not been released, was reportedly spraying a 5-foot by 2o-foot mural under the bridge. Police say the moniker he used to tag the mural also connected him to other graffiti found in the South Jackson Street area.
Police began an investigation and soon obtained enough evidence to secure a search warrant, which they served at the man’s home on Wednesday, May 13.
Numerous items discovered during the search linked the man to various graffiti cases around the city including at the Warwick Overpass, Red Bluff City Park, Reeds Creek bridge, and the Antelope Boulevard river bridge, all of which the man admitted to in a subsequent interview.
The case has since been forwarded to the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office. Police say the suspect is expected to face multiple charges of felony vandalism.