A Castaic man was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of felony vandalism for allegedly having spray painted the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on Thursday night.
Sean Jamadar, a 26-year-old therapist, is accused of using red spray paint to deface the outside walls near the front door of the SCV Sheriff’s Station on Magic Mountain Parkway shortly after 10:45 p.m. Thursday.
The incident was captured on the station’s video surveillance system.
Within hours of the act being committed, Sheriff’s Station Detective Michelle O’Brien was able to identify the suspect, officials said.
Jamadar was arrested without incident at his home in Castaic. He then was taken to the SCV Sheriff’s Station and booked.
Detectives obtained a search warrant and served it at his home. Evidence used during the commission of the crime was recovered at the location.
Within minutes of the vandalism, detectives began examining video surveillance footage in an effort to identify the scooter-driving vandal who zipped into the parking lot of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, spray painted the station and sped off.
Members of the city of Santa Clarita Graffiti abatement team removed the graffiti early Friday morning.
The “tagged” messages — spray painted in red — were cryptic with a message on the front of the building referencing a DEA agent killed in the line of duty.
“It wasn’t like a gang thing, no personal names or statements except for DEA agent (Enrique ‘Kiki’) Camarena. It was name, then just weird stuff,” Slater said on Friday. “It wasn’t directed toward the station of personnel.”
DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was born in Mexicali, Mexico in 1947, was murdered by drug traffickers in Guadalajara, Mexico on Feb. 9, 1985.
Six months ago, more than 100 people aware of the devastation caused by drugs gathered at the Action Family Counseling on Soledad Canyon Road Monday to remember Camarena as one of the illegal drug trade’s many victims, and to help in their small part to stamp out local drug use and prevent more SCV victims.
In addition to a confusing reference to “Uncle Sam,” the graffiti also named two individuals – Don Henry and Kevin Ives.
An internet search of the names reveals Henry and Ives to be the subject of a wide ongoing conspiracy alleging the involvement of drug traffickers and politicians.
Don Henry and Kevin Ives, 17 and 16 years old respectively both of Saline County, Arkansas, were killed under mysterious circumstances Aug. 23, 1987, after their bodies were run over by a train in Saline County.
Their story sparked a book called, “The Boys on the Tracks,” written by journalist Mara Leveritt and an episode of Unsolved Mysteries which aired on NBC in 1988.