FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lieutenant Neal Griffin, 760-839-4700
On July 2, 2015, the Escondido Police Department arrested Victor Banderas, 23, of Escondido, closing sixty-seven different cases of graffiti tagging. Over a five month period, Banderas vandalized both private and public properties throughout the city, from Mountain View Park on the east, to as far west as Palomar Medical Center on Citracado Parkway. The property damage caused by Banderas is estimated at over $20,000.00. Banderas is facing dozens of charges for vandalism, many that will qualify as felonies. Banderas is currently being held in Vista Detention Facility on a probation violation.
To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org.