Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-118

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 21, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Three Teens Busted For Graffiti Tagging Businesses

    The suspects painted the tags on business walls, fences, street signs , traffic boxes and a utility trailer.
    • Monday
    • March 18, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Brandon Area

    Juveniles Arrested:

    • W/M Juvenile (14 years of age) – 3 counts of criminal mischief $200-$1000
    • W/M Juvenile (17 yeas of age) – 11 counts of criminal mischief $200-1000

    Arrested:


    Luis Alexander Lopez – 11 counts of criminal mischief $200-1000
    DOB: 02/14/95
    406 Elm Tree Ln.
    Brandon, FL

    Details:

    Between the dates of 05/19/12 and 03/18/13, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office observed numerous graffiti tags on street signs and traffic boxes, removing them as they were discovered. Local businesses were the target of choice. Deputies responded to and investigated 13 complaints of graffiti throughout the central Brandon area. The suspects used the graffiti tags “Swingset,” “Dash,” “Krast,” and “Rayek.” The suspects painted the tags on business walls, fences, street signs , traffic boxes and a utility trailer. The graffiti spree consisted of two juveniles and one adult identified as Luis Alexander Lopez. A local business captured one of the suspects spray painting the graffiti tag “Swingset” on a wall. Deputies were able to identify and locate the suspect from the video. All three suspects were interviewed by deputies resulting in 25 counts of criminal mischief $200-$1000.

     
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