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Spray Painting Skateboarders Sought in Broad Street Vandalism

August 20, 2013

(August 20, 2013) New Orleans Police detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying suspects who spray painted buildings in the 1400 block of North Broad Street. The incident occurred on Sunday evening.     

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at about 10:15PM, the suspects captured in the video surveillance spray painted several businesses in the area. The suspects spray painted the words “Tag” and “Meech.”  Detectives believe these are the suspects’ names. The suspects were all observed carrying skateboards in their hands. Our detectives do NOT believe these incidents are gang related. 

The suspects are described as two white males and one African American male in their late 20’s and carrying skateboards. 

The video can be viewed at:

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The First District Property Crimes Unit is in charge of the investigation.    

Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.

An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.

Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III 

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Last updated: 8/20/2013 4:25:26 PM

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