Teen tagger arrested for Saguaro National Park vandalism

Tucson Police arrested a 16-year-old male on charges of vandalism in Saguaro National Park. Park rangers report that there were 40 separate graffiti instances in which 11 saguaro cacti were tagged with matte black spray paint on the Douglas Spring Trail.

The tags were recognized by a member of the public who called Tucson police.

Vandalizing a national park is a federal offense punishable by up to a $5,000 fine.

In May, two separate vandals turned themselves in after damaging some of the saguaros in the Park.

8 Comments

  1. There should be a permanent Saturday Tag Kleaning Krew that taggers can be sentenced to for x number of years.

  2. “40 separate graffiti instances in which 11 saguaro cacti were tagged”

    “Vandalizing a national park is a federal offense punishable by up to a $5,000 fine.”

    Hopefully, the judge will levy a $200,000 fine!

  3. Who supplied him with his paint? As a minor he is unable to purchase on his own, so charges should be filed against that person/entity also.

  4. Regina Romero will most likely organize a ceremonial dinner and present him with a trophy for his “artwork”!

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