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2 nabbed for vandalizing property in Ventura

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

October 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two suspects were caught for two separate instances of vandalism in Ventura on Thursday and Friday.Albert Viramontes of Ventura was caught tagging graffiti under the 101 Freeway overpass on Figueroa Street on Thursday night.

A witness called the Ventura Police Department after seeing three suspects marking up an electrical box under the bridge.

Responding officers saw two subjects walking into a nearby liquor store matching the witness description. Upon investigation and the witness' positive identification, police determined that Viramontes was the tagger.

The 22-year-old was cited and released for misdemeanor vandalism.

In a separate incident on Friday night, a 14-year-old was also caught for vandalizing a public restroom at Barranca Vista Park located in the 7000 block of Ralston Street.

A park employee had just cleaned the restroom when the teen went inside. When the suspect left, the employee went inside and found new damage to the walls.

The employee alerted police and officers responded. The teen suspect tried to flee, but officers successfully chased him down and detained him.

According to police, the suspect used a sharp object to carve graffiti into the restroom wall. The suspect was arrested for misdemeanor vandalism and booked into Ventura County Juvenile Hall in Oxnard.


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