LANCASTER – Local law enforcement needs your help to catch the vandals who are scrawling gang-related graffiti at several locations around Lancaster. The “MS 13” taggers have caused thousands of dollars in damages to public and private property in recent months, authorities said. LA Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff Station. Read it below:
Deputies with the Community Orientated Response Enforcement Team are asking for the public’s help in attempting to identify and locate a person or persons responsible for several graffiti incidents within the City of Lancaster.
These incidents have occurred over the previous several months and are believed to be gang-related graffiti. The graffiti has been seen mainly in the area between Lancaster Blvd to Jackman Avenue and 10th Street West to12th Street West; however, some similar graffiti has been seen in other parts of the city.
The graffiti is described to be in red spray paint and with the name of “MS13”. The individuals involved are responsible for several thousand dollars of damage to private and public property. Most of the incidents are believed to have occurred during night time hours.
The public is asked to report any suspicious activities to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
The public can also report information anonymously through the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers Program. Through this program, the reporting party could qualify for up to a $1,000 reward if the information provided leads to an arrest and conviction.
To use Crime Stoppers call 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or go online to www.lacrimestoppers.com, or Text message a tip at “CRIMES”(274637) and message TIPLA then your crime tip information.
For further information go to http://lacrimestoppers.com.