Graffiti probe uncovers more

first_imgPALMDALE – An investigation into graffiti vandalism resulted in the recovery of property stolen in several local burglaries and the arrests of six teenagers. Computers, computer monitors, a diamond ring, a pistol, and other property were found along with methamphetamine and marijuana at a west Palmdale home where three of the teens lived, deputies said. “The way this started … was a graffiti investigation with vandalism to a city vehicle. That was just the tip of the iceberg,” Palmdale Partners Against Crime unit Sgt. Kyle Bistline said. Also found was a backpack filled with spray-paint cans and paper marked with doodles similar to thousands of dollars in graffiti damage around the city, deputies said. At a west Palmdale house where three of the suspects live, deputies said they found items stolen in at least four burglaries. Arrested were Tully Huffaker, 18, and Glenn Perez on suspicion of possession of stolen property and Shea Perez, 18, on suspicion of burglary. Also arrested was Eric Montierth, 18, of Palmdale on suspicion of burglary, as well as the teen found in the car at Highland High and another teen arrested at home. Other arrests are expected, deputies said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It matches a lot of graffiti we’ve seen throughout Palmdale,” Bistline said. The items include two computers belonging to the Antelope Valley Union High School District and one belonging to the Palmdale School District, he said. “Some of the property’s already been returned. A lot of property here has been identified to the victims and will be returned next week,” Deputy Bob Farkas said Friday. The investigation started when graffiti was etched into windows of a Palmdale city truck. Farkas, the Palmdale graffiti investigator, obtained information about a car and juveniles believed linked to that vandalism and to other graffiti around the city. Highland High School deputy Sean Walters on Wednesday spotted the car Farkas was looking for in the school parking lot, along with one of the teens Farkas was seeking, a second juvenile and alcohol. last_img read more