Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Graffiti Suspects Arrested

12-19-10 Graffiti Suspects Arrested

   Arrested: Kevin Travis, 20, Boise

   Charges:Malicious Injury to Property (F)

   Arrested: Abigail Robinson, 19, Boise

   Charges: Malicious Injury to Property (F)

   "It is this type of citizen assistance and involvement that can lead to a swift and effective apprehension". says Boise Police Lt. Doug Schoenborn. "Thankfully, citizens were alert and notified police quickly, providing excellent descriptions of the suspects, which led to their quick capture"

  Boise Police officers took two suspects in custody after a late night graffiti spree in the North End of Boise.  Officers responded to calls from citizens on 32nd Street, Taft Street, Good Street, and Sunset Park. Citizens reported seeing two individuals spray painting cars, street signs and fences late Saturday night, December 18th, at approximately 11:30 p.m.  Boise Police had previously received complaints about on-going graffiti activity in the area and deployed undercover officers, who were already patrolling neighborhoods in search of the suspects. The man and woman were located in the neighborhood still carrying the spray cans. At this time officers have identified approximately 10 different pieces of property with damage. Due to the large amount of victims and monetary damage of the graffiti spree, the crime is a felony.  

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 70 TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY18-7001.Malicious injury to property. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, every person who maliciously injures or destroys any real or personal property not his own, or any jointly owned property without permission of the joint owner, or any property belonging to the community of the person's marriage, in cases otherwise than such as are specified in this code,  A person is guilty of a felony, and shall be punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, and may be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment, if: (a)  The damages caused by a violation of this section exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) in value; or (b)  Any series of individual violations of this section are part of a common scheme or plan and are aggregated in one (1) count, and the damages from such violations when considered together exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) in value.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information