LEMOORE — One report of a vandalism led to the arrest of a suspect who is believed to have committed a separate act of vandalism earlier in the day, according to the Lemoore Police Department.
Lemoore police officers said they received a call around 7 p.m. Sunday from a citizen reporting two people walking near the railroad tracks in downtown Lemoore vandalizing the railroad cars on the tracks.
When officers arrived, they said they located them and found graffiti on the railroad cars.
Police said that after further investigation, they found that one of the two subjects, 32-year-old Casey Taylor, was not only involved in the vandalism of the train cars, but was also involved in the vandalism of businesses earlier in the day, according to police.
During the early morning hours that same day, Lemoore police officers said they located several downtown businesses — all within a three-block area — that had been vandalized by graffiti.
Police said the vandalisms consisted of graffiti on the outside of the locations, with a collective estimated damage exceeding $400, making the crimes a felony.
Lemoore officials said Taylor was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and booked into the Kings County Jail with bail set at $30,000.