The sheriff's department announced this week that they've caught two students who recently caused more than $900 in damages to Elsinore High School via graffiti.
According to Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Ken Chaffin, the two students— whose names, ages and genders were withheld because they are juveniles— were caught Feb. 10 when they were detained for an unrelated incident.
While they were being detained by school officials, the school resource officer searched the students' belongings— and apparently found some incriminating evidence linking them vandalism discovered on Jan. 7 "...specifically, graffiti spray-painted on several school buildings. graffiti spray-painted on several school buildings," according to Chaffin.
"While conducting a search of the student’s personal effects, several items were located with monikers and tagging art that was similar in appearance to that found on the school buildings several days earlier," Chaffin said. "Through further investigation, both students were implicated."
Chaffin said both students were arrested, and later released to their parents. Charges are pending with the juvenile probation office, he told Patch.