Wed. Jun 19th, 2024

A 26 year-old male suspect was arrested for tagging an Edison power pole in Seal Beach – and their police department was left wondering why someone at that age would behave like that?

The Seal Beach Police Dept. is considering asking the OCDA to make a beach clean up a condition of this suspect’s probation.

A study about graffiti that was spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that:

  • Investment to prevent and tackle graffiti and vandalism has to be long-term, sustained, and targeted. 
  • Cutbacks in law enforcement funding were followed by a significant upsurge in the problems of graffiti and vandalism.
  • Rapid removal of graffiti is still considered to be the most effective means of preventing its growth both on the transport system and in the wider arena.
  • The greater use of Internet sites for the display of photographed pieces and tags means that the perpetrators may be less concerned when the original is rapidly removed.
  • Early intervention diverts young people from further involvement in graffiti and vandalism, and educates youth that the acts of graffiti or vandalism are unacceptable.
  • There is a need to channel young people’s talents positively by providing activities and sites where they can create murals or pieces safely and legally.
  • Legislation that restricts the open sale of spray can paints is identified as a priority and seen as the only effective solution.
  • Extending police power to stop and search for spray can paints was also identified as a possible deterrent strategy in the United Kingdom and continental Europe.



By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

One thought on “26 year-old O.C. male tagging suspect arrested”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Verified by MonsterInsights