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Ready to Protect, Proud to Serve

Roberto A. Villaseor
Chief of Police Contact: Maria Hawke Sergeant / Public Information Office 520-791-4852 On-call PIO: tucsonpdpio@gmail.com http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police Date: 05/10/2012 TDD: 791-2639

GRAFFITI VANDALISM ARRESTS MAY 8, 2012 AND MAY 9, 2012


The Tucson Police Department has continued specific and targeted enforcement activities in an effort to crack down on those committing crimes of graffiti vandalism throughout the City of Tucson. Recently, police personnel were able to arrest three different offenders for their involvement in various incidents of graffiti vandalism that were discovered on May 8, 2012 and May 9, 2012. In the first incident, officers from Operations Division South were conducting an unrelated investigation in the area of South Park Avenue and Interstate 10 on the early morning of May 8, 2012. During the course of the investigation, officers engaged in a foot pursuit with a male involved in the original incident. When he was apprehended, the officers noted evidence of graffiti vandalism on his person, to include materials commonly used to commit acts of graffiti vandalism as well as residual paint on his hands and clothing. The TAG Unit, a specialized unit specifically tasked with investigating acts of graffiti vandalism, and the Operations Division South Neighborhood Crimes Section were called to assist with the investigation. Upon further exploration of the area, police personnel discovered numerous locations that had been vandalized with graffiti in the area. Some of the locations included a house as well as a vehicle, specifically the side of a van. The suspect was identified as Albert Tadeo Reyes, 19-years old. A search warrant was served at the suspects residence, and additional items of evidence as well as information about his moniker and tagging crew were obtained. Additional arrests related to his associated tagging crew may be forthcoming. Mr. Reyes was arrested for 1 count of Criminal Damage, a Class 5 Felony. He was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail. His booking photograph is included below.

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Ready to Protect, Proud to Serve

Roberto A. Villaseor
Chief of Police

Albert Tadeo Reyes In the second incident, officers working in Operations Division Downtown initiated a consensual contact with two males, who were walking in the Downtown area on the early morning of May 9, 2012. The officers noted that the males were carrying various items of graffiti paraphernalia on their person and had spray paint on both their hands and clothing. Once again, the TAG Unit responded to assist with the investigation. In addition, detectives from the Operations Division Midtown Neighborhood Crimes Section, helped with the investigation. A check of the area revealed numerous acts of graffiti vandalism in the neighborhood surrounding the intersection of East 12th Street and South Euclid Avenue. The specific moniker used by each male was identified, thus making it possible to specifically identify which acts of graffiti vandalism could be attributed to each male. One of the males was identified as 19-year old Pedro Contreras. He was arrested and charged with 1 count of Criminal Damage, a Class 5 Felony, for over $2500 worth of graffiti-related damage. The other male was identified as Hector Salgado, 20-years old. More than $6000 worth of graffiti-related damage was attributed to Mr. Salgado. He was also arrested for 1 count of Criminal Damage, a Class 5 Felony. Both Mr. Contreras and Mr. Salgado were transported and booked into the Pima County Jail. Their booking photographs are included below.

Pedro Contreras
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Hector Salgado

For accommodations; materials in accessible formats; foreign language interpreters; and/or materials in a language other than English, please contact the Tucson Police Department Public Information Office at (520) 791-4852 or (520) 791-2639 for TDD at least five (5) business days in advance. Para arreglos; materiales en formatos accesibles; interpretes de idioma extranjero; y/o materiales en otro idioma que no sea ingls, por favor comunicarse al Departamento de la Polica de Tucson a la seccin de Informacin Pblica al (520) 791-4852 o (520) 791-2639 para TDD por lo menos con cinco (5) das hbiles de anticipaci.