Police Files

Spate of graffiti incidents strike town, tagger vandalizes every single step at Thousand Steps 

On Monday, Jan 20, at 7:45 a.m., at the 800 block of Manzanita Drive, LBPD received a call about a home that was vandalized with graffiti on the garage, driveway, and mailbox. 

Later, on Wednesday, Jan 22, at 6:49 a.m., an LBPD officer was dispatched to Thousand Steps Beach for a vandalism report in reference to a tagging incident using black and blue paint. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “The RP stated someone had spray painted graffiti on every single step going to and from the beach. Officers arrived on scene and confirmed there was graffiti on every step.”

There are 220 steps total at Thousand Steps.

Sgt Cota said, “OC Parks arrived on scene and stated the damage was estimated at $3,000. Pictures were taken as well as a report to document the incident.”

-By Suzie Harrison