Sacto 9-1-1
January 25, 2013
Roseville police make graffiti and turf damage arrests

Roseville police have made arrests in two vandalism incidents, one involving graffiti and the other "donuts" at a city park.

About 5 p.m. Wednesday, an officer driving on Roseville Parkway noticed two teens drop a backpack on a bike trail and then walk away.

The officer found 38 cans of spray paint in the backpack and the vehicle of the 17 year olds from Rocklin, according to a public safety newsletter. The boys were arrested.

Officers are investigating them in connection with taggings in Roseville, Rocklin and Loomis.

The donut-making arrest occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 4, when officers responded to a report of a vehicle recklessly driving on the grass of Coyote Ridge Elementary School and the adjacent Bill Santucci Park.

The driver left about 700 feet of tire tracks in the grass and spun out, making what are commonly called "donut" patterns in the soft sod. The deep trench made by the truck caused the vehicle to get stuck in the mud.

The driver, an 18-year-old from Roseville, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism. It is estimated that turf repair costs for the city and school district will run $10,000.

According to the police newsletter, both public entities will ask the judge to order the alleged offender to reimburse them for the cost of repairing the damage.

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