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Men Suspected in Palm Desert Serial Vandalism

Canyon Creamer, Anthony Tyers and Matthew Chronister are suspected in 17 vandalism episodes at area businesses.

Three men allegedly caught covering alley walls with graffiti in Palm Desert have been linked to a series of vandalism crimes, authorities said Saturday.

Palm Desert residents Canyon Creamer, 22, and Anthony Wilson Tyers, 18, along with Matthew James Chronister, 20, of Garden Grove, are suspected in 17 vandalism episodes at area businesses.

Chronister and Tyers were booked on a single count each of suspicion of committing more than $400 in vandalism; they were both released on bond for $500 bail and ordered back to court Dec. 12.

There was no record of Creamer on the sheriff's jail website.

The three were arrested about 10:30 p.m. Friday in an alley near Highway 111 and San Pablo Avenue, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Patrick Carroll.

Investigators found evidence of graffiti on the walls nearby and in the men's possessions, the sergeant said.

Authorities were tallying up the cost in damage done to the area businesses, the sergeant said.

Robert Abrami October 07, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Deborah makes an important point. These boys are suspects. However if they are found to be guilty their punishment should be to clean up the graffiti somewhere in a ten mile radius. But only if the police have evident supporting the allegations made by the police.
Julius October 08, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Graffiti vandals seek to promote their tag name and get high from the thrill of vandalizing without getting caught. An interesting value system allows such behavior with little or no respect for community property. These graffiti vandals inflict billions of dollars in damages each year. Graffiti laws that provide meaningful penalties are important aspects of graffiti prevention and control. If I missed something, ping me at www.DefacingAmerica.com
Robert October 08, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Ever heard of 2 wrongs do not make a right??? this is in response to this: Ern Batavia 9:14 am on Sunday, October 7, 2012 Have their homes tagged equally. Ern B, this is not a solution to a problem.
Voice of Reason October 11, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Deborah, don’t be naive. I too know two of the perps very well and they are taggers. They see themselves as Urban Artists but the fact of the matter is that what they consider art the moral majority considers graffiti. I have no doubt in my mind that tagging is exactly what they were doing in a business park at 11:30 at night. All of them are legal adults and know full well the ramifications of their crime and should be made to clean every tag and scrawled name within 10 miles. If jail time, a fine and community service is what they get than so be it. Maybe they will learn a lesson. As for the tag their home comment...that is ridiculous, why make parents pay for the stupid crimes of adult children. Vigilante justice has no place here.
bubba aaronson December 06, 2012 at 06:39 AM
and the mother should have to help clean up the tagging...or her food stamps and section 8 will stop

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