Police arrested a Santa Rosa man on Friday who is believed to be linked to dozens of vandalism incidents around the Santa Rosa Junior College area between September and October, police said. Vincent McCarthy, 23, was arrested after 62 documented cases of vandalism were reported between Sept. 14 and Oct. 20, in which many of the cases were reportedly tagged with the graffiti moniker “SLICK1.” Many tire-slashing sprees were reported during this time period, as well, police said.
Police learned McCarthy was Vincent McCarthy and in a search of his home — in the 1500 block of Orchard Street, which is within the area of the vandalisms — detectives found graffiti evidence linking him to the moniker and found clothing police believe was worn by McCarthy while tagging a business on Lewis Road.
Security video from the business on Lewis Road showed someone wearing clothes similar to McCarthy’s, according to police. Based on cellphone activity, it appears McCarthy was in the area of several of the tire slashings the night they occurred and were targeted on people he knew, including his father, his child’s mother, her parents and an ex-girlfriend. McCarthy was booked into Sonoma County Jail on several charges of felony vandalism, police said.
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