Tagger gets 16-month sentence

first_img“He was a pretty unique case. No witnesses. No one saw him,” Navarro said. But what Carrillo left at the scene was enough to incriminate him, the investigator said. Navarro said he tied graffiti scrawled along Whittier Boulevard on April 25 to Carrillo because Carrillo used the same tagging name he scrawled when he was arrested the first time. “We knew we got a good case. He knew he was guilty,” Navarro said. Police said Carrillo claimed personal problems pushed him to tag, including his eviction from his place of residence and that his grandmother had recently died. He was arrested May 2 in Monterey Park while visiting a family member. Last year, Carrillo was convicted on one count of felony vandalism for tagging in Montebello. He was sent to county jail and placed on five years probation and was ordered to pay the city $2,500 in restitution. He had been out of county jail three months when he struck in the city again, police said. Montebello officials said the city spends an estimated $600,000 a year to clean up graffiti. [email protected]m (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – A man convicted last year for tagging in Montebello was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in state prison for vandalizing the city again. Jeremia Carrillo, 22, accepted a plea bargain and pleaded guilty to one count of felony vandalism at his preliminary hearing at East Los Angeles Superior Court. The former Rosemead resident still owes the city a $2,500 fine for his previous tagging conviction. He now must pay an additional $896 in restitution, according to Montebello Police Department Detective Ismael Navarro. last_img read more