Spokane Police Arrest Prolific Graffiti Tagger - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Police Arrest Prolific Graffiti Tagger

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: On Saturday just before 8pm a witness called police stating he saw two males spray painting a building near Bernard and Pacific in downtown Spokane. Ofc. Tiffany Iverson and Ofc. Alexis Kester arrived at the scene moments later and spoke with the men, identified as Lance Perkins (9/11/86) and Justin H. Galles (9/15/86). 

Both Perkins and Galles had cans of spray paint and paint markers in hand when officers arrived. Both Perkins and Galles were booked into jail on 4 counts each of Malicious Mischief (Graffiti). Perkins has previously been arrested for Malicious Mischief (Graffiti).  His last arrest was in July of 2011.

Perkins has historically tagged property throughout the City and County with the numbers "57". Four downtown businesses within several blocks of the location Perkins and Galles were found have been recent victims of "57" in blue and yellow spray paint. 

Spokane Police have been working diligently to identify the person(s) responsible for tagging "57" and variations of "57" all over Spokane and Spokane County for the past several years.  

Graffiti is a property crime consisting of inscriptions, slogans or drawings scratched, scribbled or painted on a wall or other public or private surface. Graffiti is a form of vandalism that is costly, destructive, lowers property values, and can generate fear of neighborhood crime and instability.

Spokane Police are utilizing crime trend tracking as well as property crime analysis to further investigate this case and additional charges may be forthcoming as this investigation continues.

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