Arrest in Graffiti Vandalism


Over the past several weeks, officers from the Redding Police Department have taken several reports of an unknown suspect spray-painting “LOST DR3” on the walls of numerous businesses and other structures in the east Redding area. At this time, the suspect has caused well in excess of $2,000 dollars in damage via this graffiti.

On September 24th, 2016, Officer Chad Gross developed information regarding a possible suspect in these incidents. Officers conducted a probation search at the residence of James Thornton, 26 years of Redding. During the probation search, officers discovered several items linking Thornton to the string of vandalisms. Thornton was arrested and booked into the Shasta County jail for felony vandalism and for violating his probation.


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2 Responses

  1. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    So, you’re 26 years old and you’re skulking around east Redding tagging buildings and structures with your obscure, presumably self-referential tag?

    Actually, calling yourself “Lost” is kind of generous.

  2. cheyenne says:

    I see the many boxcars tagged with graffiti flowing through the train yard here in Cheyenne and this LOST looks like some first grader’s scribbling when compared to those boxcars.

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