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October 27, 2010 (El Cajon)--Just hours after announcement of the new El Cajon Tagger Tip Line on Monday, an El Cajon resident saw a group of individuals using spray paint to vandalize the rear of a business. The reporting party kept watching the suspects as he called the El Cajon Police Department. He directed officers to the location of the vandals and three juveniles were arrested.



The City of El Cajon has seen an increase in graffiti over the last several months. During the last year, there have been approximately 4000 incidents of graffiti reported to the City of El Cajon’s graffiti removal hotline. This is an approximate 45% increase from the previous year.


In an effort to reduce graffiti in El Cajon, the City of El Cajon, in partnership with the El Cajon Community Development Corporation and Crime Stoppers, unveiled the El Cajon Tagger Tip Line earlier today. As was done in this case, if people see a crime in progress, they should immediately contact the police department and direct officers to the location of the offenders.


"This was an excellent example of the important role community members play in helping to combat crime in their neighborhoods," a press release issued by the City of El Cajon stated. 


People with information regarding the identity of graffiti vandals can reach the El Cajon Tagger Tip Line from the El Cajon Police Department website at, or the Community Development Corporation website at Tipsters can also go directly to Crime Stoppers website at, or call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Anyone with information that leads to an arrest could receive up to a $2,000.00 reward and remain anonymous.




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