Taggers Arrested on “Suspicion” of Felony Vandalism

Sobriety checkpoint yields multiple arrest and not just for drunk driving

A pair of vandals tagging a Lancaster school made it easy for sheriff's deputies to arrest them. Deputies, who were conducting a sobriety checkpoint across the street, noticed the juveniles and set up an additional sting operation called, "Stop! You are under arrest."

The two suspects', whose names were withheld, were arrested for suspicion of felony vandalism, said sheriff's Deputy Jon White of the Lancaster Station.

The taggers weren't the only ones having a bad night. Deputies also arrested two motorists for suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 22 vehicles at a checkpoint on Avenue J at Genoa Avenue held between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday, said White.

More than 1,100 vehicles were screened and deputies issued 20 citations to drivers without valid licenses and 25 citations for various other vehicle code violations, said White.

Taggers beware. Los Angeles police will also be holding sobriety checkpoints throughout the weekend.

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