LANCASTER – After a month-long investigation, CORE Team deputies busted the tagging crew believed to be responsible for more than 400 acts of vandalism at various locations around Lancaster.
Three 14-year-old White males and one 14-year-old Hispanic male, whose names were not released, were arrested Thursday (Nov. 15) for felony vandalism.
The four boys, who are members of the same tagging crew, are accused of causing more than $200,000 in property damage, authorities said.
The tagging crew primarily targeted Lancaster city property, as well as Cole Middle and Eastside High Schools, according to investigators.
Rust said the four juveniles make up the entire tagging crew, but he did not disclose the name of the tagging crew, as not to give the youths any additional exposure.
“It depends on the judge, but it’s a distinct possibility that the parents will be held responsible for their vandalism,” Rust said.