Two Elsinore Students Accused of Spray-Painting Graffiti on Campus Buildings

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.

Julian B Duron February 13, 2014 at 03:54 PM
The elected and Law enforcement better nip this in the BUD now or L.E. will start to look like areas of Los Angeles County. Nothing better than getting parent or guardians of these teens out on a Saturday doing Community Services (parental bonding) painting and covering up the Graffiti damage. Or Fines should cover the cost of all damage to property not at TAX PAYERS EXPENSE. I see that GRAFFITI is starting in all communities around L.E. Nothing worse than LOW LIFE's bringing down the Community and property values.
ChrisG February 13, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Graffiti is bad news. Mainly gang related but some wanna-be's. Regardless, it is a slippery slope once it becomes entrenched it is very difficult behavior to eradicate.
Ken Mayes February 13, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Not sure where the two previous people that commented are from but there has been graffiti around this valley for over 30 years. Elsinore Vato Locos (EVL) and Elsinore Young Classics (EYC)
susie-q February 13, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Not to mention the tagging crews that are showing up around town more recently.
Sew Good February 13, 2014 at 05:18 PM
I can't even make out what that crap on street signs and walls say anyway. Is it tag-encrypted? What a stupid stupid thing to get arrested for and have on your record. You just sealed your low life future, kids.
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT February 13, 2014 at 05:46 PM
Lake Elsinore has a graffiti hotline which does an excellent job. You do have to call, fax, email or text them so they are aware of the graffiti you want removed.
Cathy February 13, 2014 at 07:01 PM
I dont care if they are minors, they should post the names. I am sure the parents must be very proud of their little darlings art work.
Hobie February 13, 2014 at 09:41 PM
This is a good bust. Good to read about a nice break once in a while. Who knows where this may lead.
AlwaysPO'd February 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM
What makes young beaners do this stuff? Territorial rights? If you have a chance, check out the damage they've done to the men's room tile/sink/toilet and urinal at the Del Taco on central ave. Thousands in damage. For what?
Roberto February 14, 2014 at 12:25 AM
Two area's Lake Elsinore excels above the rest is Grafilthy removal and tearing down condemned unsafe buildings. Other communities can take note how to do right the first time from Lake Elsinore in respect to these issues.
ChrisG February 14, 2014 at 12:33 AM
@rob, is that sarcasm?
Alek J Hidell February 14, 2014 at 07:51 AM
I have the wisdom of King Solomon---take their paint and spray their open eyeballs. and let them on their way. Justice swiftly administered....
Jed February 14, 2014 at 09:31 AM
There is a building on the corner of Bundy Canyon and I-15 which is one of these goons/jacka$$'s favorite places to "decorate". Why not have a couple of cops park themselves there at night and apprehend them? May take no time at all. Then display the morons for all to see as they clean up their property destruction.
ChrisG February 14, 2014 at 09:36 AM
@jed, good idea! They should make the parents clean along side them too if they are minors.
Marshall February 14, 2014 at 09:38 AM
off with their hands!!
Jed February 14, 2014 at 09:52 AM
@Chris - Frankly in this entire French/Temecula Valley I would not be surprised if their parents are standing next to their creative thugs and coaching them on how to improve their tagging techniques. I am so "over" this valley. The blight is disgusting, the losers have arrived in excessive percentages. The sooner I can depart the better. Only the weather and wine country are attractive and not sure how wine country has dodged vandalism so far..........
Alek J Hidell February 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Murrieta has virtually no graffiti. Gem of Riverside County. Why? people like me call up and get it removed, instantly.
my comment February 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Send them to Hidell's tent prison camps! IMO juveniles who graffiti pretty much never grow out of it, or they move on to worse crimes. Thank you for those of you who report graffiti to help fix the problem
SA February 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM
@Hidell, I am sure if you let the Murrieta PD know how much you HATE Americans your graffiti calls would go unanswered and a drone would be tucking you in at night…
Jed February 14, 2014 at 11:03 AM
@Alek - I do same and go on-line to Riverside graffiti busters and they tend to it rather quickly. You are incorrect about Murrieta; take a ride down Murrieta Hot Springs, play golf at The Golf Club of Rancho California (they have graffiti smattered throughout their property). Drive up Winchester Road. None of the valley is immune from these twerps. Irvine has zero tolerance and consequences (example). They don't even bother ridding of the weeds and trash on the medians along Winchester Road. It looks like ghetto and that my friend is Murrieta. No pride, just ugliness and the population seems just fine with it. The weeds are as ugly as graffiti and a lot easier to eradicate but no effort by city or county. My how this valley has deteriorated over last ten years!
Julian B Duron February 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Come on ALWAYS PO'D beaners? I.E. has a lot of white trash taggers and skateboarder tagging crews, white, brown and LATTE wannabe's (confused) don't go to the race card so fast. Be better than the Al Sharpton and the Jesse Jackson's in this world where everything to racist racist racist!
QUEEN February 14, 2014 at 12:36 PM
I think the parents of those little darlings should do the grafitti removal since they are minors!! And have fines attached with it too!! If they recieve any subsudised income that the money owed should come directly from any sources of financial income garnish wages....When you impact the pocket people will get a wake up call!!
Alek J Hidell February 14, 2014 at 04:39 PM
We TRUE Murrietans do not acknowledge the apartment lowlife along MHSR and Winchester to be Murrieta. Call it what you will. Winchester or French Valley.... SoCAl has 2 years reprieve to set up our Maricopa County style tent prisons or they will release 10,000 VIOLENT gangsters upon us. I suggest you people get to the getting place. right now.
my comment February 14, 2014 at 05:22 PM
Queen, the parents don't care, that's where the problem likely started
AlwaysPO'd February 14, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Julian, yes... beaners. Hispanics are the ones that are law abiding. Show me any other group that tags as much as the young "hispanic" culture, in any meaningful amount, and I might think differently. Nothing racial about it, just factual.
Departure February 15, 2014 at 04:31 AM
Parents simply need to stop condoning to these types of actions the parents and their kids should have consequences. P.s. people need to realize it's not only "beaners" but immature adolescents. There are plenty of of other races ( Caucasians, african-Americans) that tag as much as Hispanics! So GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!
Stephanie Leon February 15, 2014 at 09:10 PM
I still love the idea of caning, like in Singapore...


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