Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives with the Career Offenders, Burglary, Robbery Apprehension, or COBRA, team are seeking public assistance in identifying a person of interest thought to be responsible for approximately 160 incidents of graffiti vandalism.
The suspect’s name is not known, but he’s described as an Hispanic male, approximately 18 to 21 years-old, with an unknown type of tattoo on his neck, said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Each one of the incidents involved the word “KRONZ” being spray painted or written onto walls, buildings and other property resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in damages and cleanup efforts.
The majority of the incidents have been committed using spray paint and have occurred near Newhall Avenue in Newhall.
During the course of this investigation, detectives were able to obtain the attached photos of the suspected vandal.
If you know the identity of the person shown in these photos, or his whereabouts, detectives are asking that you call LA Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
To report graffiti within the city limits, please call 661-252-5326 or use the city’s eService request system on the Report Graffiti tab on the city’s website at santa-clarita.com.
No further information is available at this time, as this investigation is ongoing.
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