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Santa Barbara Police Arrest Three for Graffiti Vandalism

Santa Barbara police arrested three men for graffiti vandalism on Sunday. Jose Emmanuel Carachure and Jesus Antonio Aguirre, both age 19, and 20-year-old Eric Rodriguez are accused of spray painting the sidewalk, curb and street in the 00 block of Via Alicia.SBPD responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on Via Alicia. When the police arrived, they found a red Nissan Altima, and three men attempting to hide behind it. police detained the three men who were identified as Carachure, Aguirre, and Rodriguez. The vehicle was registered to Carachure. Authorities said when an officer approached the scene he noticed several different locations on the sidewalk, curb, and street, in addition to a water meter cover, that had been spray painted with graffiti. Carachure, Aguirre, and Rodriguez all had paint on their hands and clothing consistent with the paint on the damaged property. About 131 square feet of property was vandalized resulting in approximately $1800.00 worth of damage. Carachure, Aguirre, and Rodriquez were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for felony vandalism.Bail has been set at $20,000.

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