Tuesday, July 22, 2008

San Jose Police Crack Down on Graffiti

SAN JOSE (KRON) - A new graffiti-tracking system [developed by Blue Archer, Inc.] is helping the San Jose Police Department's Metro Graffiti Team fight vandalism.

By using a new database that tracks graffiti tags, police were able to link several cases, including the tagging of a Winchester Mystery House sign, to a vehicle stop made by the Los Gatos Police Department who were following up on graffiti vandals.

With this information, police were able to serve a search warrant at a home on Purdue Drive in Saratoga. One suspect was taken into custody while another was apprehended later. One of them admitted to vandalism.

Both suspects were booked into county jail on counts of felony vandalism.

(Watch the original video - which includes my main man Officer Erik H. - here. Copyright 2008, KRON 4, All rights reserved. Posted: July 18, 2008 11:42 AM PDT)

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