Find us on Facebook!


Graffiti Arrests

Posted on 27th January 2011 at 09:25

Longview Police are announcing that several arrests have been made in connection with the recent gang-related graffiti sprees that have been going on over the past few months. The Daily News reports that five teenage boys were actually arrested a couple of weeks ago, but the announcement wasn’t made until yesterday, when the case actually went to the prosecutor’s office. The teens between the ages of 14 and 16 call themselves the “Chicano Pride Gangsters,” and are facing 81 separate counts for criminal street gang graffiti, five counts of conspiracy and one count of burglary. This group was reported to be involved in the damage done to the McClelland Arts Center late last year. It’s noted that this group does not appear to be related to the spate of graffiti reported earlier this week in the Colorado Street area. The investigation into that graffiti spree is continuing. It’s noted that the “CPG” teens are not in custody, as they haven’t collected enough “points” to be booked into Juvenile Detention.