Police Charge Teens with Vandalism After They Post Evidence On Facebook

Four teenagers face criminal mischief charges for spraying graffiti on buildings in Mentor

Mentor Police have identified the , vandals who spray-painted their handles on several Mentor businesses, in part because members of the TCK poster their handiwork on Facebook.

Police have been trying to find the TCK since October. The graffiti artists have tagged at least six businesses in Mentor, including and the Terrace Apartments, Mentor Police Sgt. Richard Slovenkay said.

Police got a break in the case when a group of teens buying spray paint were taped by security cameras at . Detectives, with the help of the Mentor Schools resource officer, were able to identify some potential suspects.

Then detectives went on the suspect's Facebook pages and found photos of their graffiti handiwork, Slovenkay said.

Police arrested four teenagers from Mentor -- two boys and two girls.

They all confessed to vandalizing the buildings and have been charged with criminal mischief in Lake County Juvenile Court, Slovenkay said.

Irene Mechail January 04, 2012 at 03:13 PM
typo - they were taped not raped.
Jason Lea January 04, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Oh my goodness! That is... a substantial typo. Thank you, Irene.
Joe Strailey January 04, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Nice work, Mentor PD!
Pathfinder January 04, 2012 at 09:53 PM
If they're destined for some time in Juvi, maybe that's not a typo, but foreshadowing. "Traffic Cone Killaz" eh? Jason, you gotta get photos of these 4 and post them. I can only imagine what hardcore gangsters they are, seeing that they go to Mentor High and all. They'll probably all get probation and some time cleaning walls from the courts, but they're getting a death sentence at school. Can you imagine walking around the halls of MHS after people found out you called yourself the "Traffic Cone Killaz" and painted things like "poop" on walls around town? Good God.....


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