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Pocatello Police Catch Sought After Graffiti Artist

POCATELLO, Idaho - Authorities say they have caught a graffiti artist whose "BZR" mark has been appearing atop some of the highest and hardest-to-reach places on buildings and signs in the southeastern Idaho city of Pocatello.

Authorities say 19-year-old Ryan P. Hanson of Pocatello has been issued a summons to appear on two misdemeanor counts of malicious injury to property.

Pocatello Police Lt. Roger Schei says Hanson has admitted to putting graffiti on two businesses. Schei says Hanson could face additional vandalism charges. Merchants offered a $500 reward for help in catching a person they dubbed the "BZR Bandit" after being irked by having to spend money to paint over the tough-to-reach graffiti.

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