Eyewitness collects cash after Silver Lake graffiti suspect convicted

By Mary A. Allen

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a $1,000 Graffiti Apprehension Reward to an un-named Los Angeles resident for identification and subsequent conviction of a graffiti vandalism suspect in the Silver Lake area.  The incident in question occurred at 2205 Hyperion Avenue on January 15.  According to the police report, the applicant alerted authorities after observing the suspect’s actions. Payments are made from The Vandalism and Graffiti Trust Fund No. 870. The tagger was sentenced to probation.

Residents with information leading to the apprehension and conviction or adjudication of suspects of graffiti vandalism can submit an application for a Graffiti Apprehension Reward through LAPD. Reward money also exists for information on illegal dumping through the LA Bureau of Sanitation.

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  1. No kidding?! Glad to know about this reward program. If anyone wants to make some good extra money, go over to Echo Park Ave. and just wait, those EXP idiots will sometimes tag that street in the middle of the day. Just make sure they don’t shoot you.

  2. My question is how to actually do this. The LAPD doesn’t respond to complaints of people tagging right in front of me on a regular basis. Earlier this week I was at Cesar Chavez and Soto when 3 guys started tagging the mural on the southwest side of the street. After going up to tell them to stop and showing them how stupid, rude and idiotic their tags are on a mural that took hundreds of hours to create they simply ‘got away’ I called LAPD and then was transferred to MTA sheriffs because they had all three jumped on the bus. When they got off near Roosevelt High I stopped following.

  3. @Adam – i’m right there with you! its impossible to get a response from the lapd on matters like these. i honestly don’t know what the answer is and am very frustrated by our lack of support. but i have to say, you were a bit brave following them! i wish they understood their actions.

  4. It would be nice to catch RHINO of EXP.
    He manages to leave his mess all over the place.

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