One Juvenile, Two Adults Charged in Graffiti Investigation

Occurred on 9/10/12, 11:32 pm  Graffiti/Possession of Marijuana/Wanted Subject 6100 Burr

Officers were dispatched to the Altex Computer Store for several individuals tagging the business.  Senior Officer P. Ybarra arrived to find a 13-year-old male walking away from a vandalized wall.  The juvenile had a black paint mark on his forearm and smelled like spray paint.

Further investigation revealed the juvenile had tagged a telephone cross box, several wooden fences and utility poles.  The vandalism was estimated at $2,800.  The juvenile was booked at the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center and charged with Graffiti, a State Jail Felony.  He was additionally charged with two Class "C" misdemeanors for Possession of Graffiti Implement~Minor and Curfew Violation.

Officer C. Alejandro observed Jeremy Ramirez, 18, and Devron Rashawn Barnett, 19, walking away from the vandalized area.  Ramirez was observed to hide a baggy of Marijuana by a tree.  He was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Barnett was arrested and charged with an outstanding Nueces County warrant for Coercing Gang Membership.  His bond was set at $5,000.  Both Ramirez and Barnett were booked at the City Detention Center.

If you live in this area and find your property vandalized, please contact our Graffiti Task Force at 361-886-2788.  Help us keep your neighborhood clear of graffiti, visit our website at and report vandalism in your neighborhood.  To report an act of graffiti in progress, call 911, but if the offenders have fled or unknown, please call our non-emergency 361-886-2600.  You can also submit an on-line vandalism report or a clean-up request with the City Customer Online Center on the website.


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