"This is an update in regards to the information that was sent out earlier on the arrest of Anthony Aparicio for tagging on Sunday morning. Mr. Aparicio went to court this morning and pled guilty to the vandalism. He was sentenced to 4 days in jail, 200 hours of graffiti removal, suspension of his driver’s license for 1 year, restitution, and 3 years formal probation with specific terms that prohibit any association with tagging crews and possession of any tagging implements."
Detectives arrested Abel Martinez, 19 yr old who recently moved from Fullerton to Anaheim, for being in possession of graffiti instruments. He was contacted near 904 W. Orangethorpe where recent graffiti was located.
Detectives arrested Ernie Pereyra, 19 yr old Fullerton resident while investigating a graffiti case at 1042 W. Porter. Pereyra is being charged for vandalism to three garage doors, the side of a garage, the rear of the Sunset Lounge, and the rear of Kragen Auto Parts at 904 W. Orangethorpe. Pereyra uses the moniker of “Spider”. We are continuing with the investigation of these cases after identifying another adult suspect that was with Pereyra during the graffiti incidents.
Yesterday, patrol officers responded to a report of two suspects tagging the freeway light pole behind the 700 block of West Houston . After a short foot pursuit of one of the suspects, officers arrested Anthony Aparicio, 18 yr old Fullerton resident for vandalism and possession of graffiti instruments (spray paint and etching tools). Aparicio is believed to be associated with the “Unlimited Thoughts Krew” and uses the moniker of “Cartoon”.
We have additionally identified the persons responsible for using the following monikers: Sake/Saker, Mose, Forse/Foryr, Slobe, Rums, Recks/Reks, Kers, Lexr, Cartoon, Spider, and Kromer/Krome.
We have additional leads on several other members of this tagging crew and additional arrests are forthcoming. I will continue to provide you with additional updates as warranted.
Thank you again for your continued support of our department and the efforts our officers are making in helping improve the quality of life in your neighborhood.
Dan HughesCaptain, Patrol Division