Moreno Valley police officers arrested a suspected prolific tagger after a search warrant revealed evidence that the juvenile was the culprit, authorities reported.
The juvenile male was arrested on Tuesday Aug. 21 at noon.
The Moreno Valley High School student admitted to 123 tagging incidents in and around Moreno Valley.
Damage is estimated at almost $50,0000.
Members of the Moreno Valley Police Department’s Problem Orientated Policing Team led a lengthy investigation which included social media websites in an effort to catch the people responsible for the vandalism, Sgt. Mooney stated in a report.
Vandalism charges have been filed against the suspect with the Riverside County Juvenile Court.
The POP Team is in the process of indentifying several other taggers in an ongoing investigation.
Anyone who locates graffiti is urged to call the graffiti hotline at 951-413-3171.