Originally published 8-26-20 via Facebook
by the Grass Valley Police Department:
“Between August 23 – 25, a lone suspect vandalized 28 businesses and one private residence that were located on South Auburn Street, McKnight Way, and Freeman Lane in Grass Valley.
These 29 locations were “tagged” with graffiti that included “CREED”, “NSF”, “FTC”. Most of the graffiti was about 6 feet wide. It is estimated that the cost of clean-up and/or replacement of damaged property will be thousands of dollars.
This act of vandalism and defacing our city is not characteristic of our community. As such, GVPD Officers and Detectives gave this case close attention developing leads and following up on tips from community members.
Last night GVPD undercover officers were surveilling the areas where the vandalism occurred. Just after midnight, they observed 18-year-old Nathaniel Nunez De Arco wandering in the area. They believe him to be the suspect as he was an exact match from the video surveillance including the clothing he was wearing. They watched and followed him as he wandered the neighborhood in the dark of night.
When he met up with some friends at a residence, they contacted him and noticed he had paint splatter on his clothing that matched the paint used in the graffiti. Nathaniel was arrested and booked for felony vandalism.”
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