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San Benito

Gang Graffiti Artists Caught Red-Handed, Thanks to an Alert Citizen

HOLLISTER – Graffitti is a messy business. Besides a handful of legal reasons against attempting it, the artistic expression can draw unwanted attention. Case in point: Three so called artists


39-Year-Old Graffitist Stopped in Los Banos

Photo: Leo Ceasar Perez LOS BANOS – 39-year-old graffitist Leo Cesar Perez met his law enforcement match on September 14.  It was early in the morning, around 8:00 a.m. when


Man Reprimanded for Spray Painting Graffiti Commits 4 More Serious Crimes

NOVATO — Such indignation indeed. A man caught spray painting graffiti made several bad decisions when someone dared to reprimand and photograph him. His response was to commit four more


Graduation Tagger Caught in the Act

Photo: Josiah Collins LOS BANOS – Police caught a spray-painting tagger in the act during a recent graduation ceremony. On June 1 the Pacheco High School held their graduation. During

Santa Barbara

Graffiti Trio Busted

Joseph Rocco Peransi, Jansen Michael Lee and Gregory Winfield Smith SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — It’s been nearly two decades since California schools slashed the budgets of non-academic arts and music


56-Year-Old Graffiti Artist Arrested

Joe Fugencio Mirabel SANTA ANA – It was in “broad daylight,” as they say.  With apparently little desire to hide from his actions, 57-year-old Joe Fugencio Mirabel was spotted on

Los Angeles

Lady Sprays the Blues, Vandal Arrested

Victoria Jayne Bay LOS ANGELES – LAPD announced Tuesday night’s capture of the bright blue-haired woman who’d scrawled blue graffiti on four Los Angeles County buildings – Victoria Jayne Bay


Graffiti Vandal Tracked Down

Nicolas Yescas Ventura County – The clichéd image of graffiti crime is that it’s committed by rascally teenage boys running around in the dead of night defacing public property as a

Santa Barbara

Graffiti Vandal’s Art Goes Unappreciated

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh SANTA BARBARA, CA Apparently


Street artist/vandal and his accomplices arrested

COSTA MESA – An investigation of over a month led to the arrest of a graffiti painter and his two accomplices on Thursday, April 4th. In the nighttime hours of