Canyon Country tagger caught in the act

By Christina Cox

Last update: Friday, November 18th, 2016

A local man was caught in the act when he was found spray painting underneath a Canyon Country bridge Wednesday evening.

Canyon Country resident Ricardo Gomez, 23, was detained and arrested for felony vandalism after Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Burrow found him in the act of tagging Wednesday at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Gomez had spray painted the letters “ROVE” underneath a bridge on Sierra Highway near Sandy Drive.

After he was detained, Gomez admitted to similar tagging incident dating back to February 2015 that caused more than $10,000 in graffiti damages to the city.

The graffiti Ricardo Gomez was found spray painting under a Canyon Country bridge.  Courtesy of SCV Sheriff
The graffiti Ricardo Gomez was found spray painting under a Canyon Country bridge. Courtesy of SCV Sheriff

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station encourages residents to follow the “see something, say something” motto and contact deputies at 255-1121.

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Canyon Country tagger caught in the act

Sheriff, Stock, SCV,

A local man was caught in the act when he was found spray painting underneath a Canyon Country bridge Wednesday evening.

Canyon Country resident Ricardo Gomez, 23, was detained and arrested for felony vandalism after Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Burrow found him in the act of tagging Wednesday at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Gomez had spray painted the letters “ROVE” underneath a bridge on Sierra Highway near Sandy Drive.

After he was detained, Gomez admitted to similar tagging incident dating back to February 2015 that caused more than $10,000 in graffiti damages to the city.

The graffiti Ricardo Gomez was found spray painting under a Canyon Country bridge.  Courtesy of SCV Sheriff
The graffiti Ricardo Gomez was found spray painting under a Canyon Country bridge. Courtesy of SCV Sheriff

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station encourages residents to follow the “see something, say something” motto and contact deputies at 255-1121.

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

  • Is he deportable? I hope so!

  • Lol is he deportable . Dude u hater .tht kid has mad artist skills lol dude or whoever it is cir ago. Yea im calling u out lol maybe u should go find something more productive to do lol . Lowlife lol ahahahhahaha
    ROVE keep yo head up kid . U got some unique skill .

  • dukie

    23 years old and out tagging….Yea, some unique skill he has. Loser.

  • Bobs R

    His unique skill is looking out of a prison window.
    Boy, such a waste. Imagine what he could have contributed to society.

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.