They arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of possession of vandalism tools, another 16-year-old boy on suspicion of possession of a butterfly knife and 17-year-old boy in connection with felony vandalism, he said. The 17-year-old was reportedly responsible for several gang-related taggings throughout the city.
Convicted vandals or felons are placed under rules and regulations while they are on probation or parole. They are generally not allowed to have drug paraphernalia, drugs, weapons or graffiti tools during that time.
Burbank police’s compliance checks were conducted as part of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s, Probation and Corrections and Rehabilitation departments pre-dawn raid of 165 locations throughout the county, Quesada said.
The county’s Department of Child and Family Services, Glendale and Pasadena Police departments, and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau were also involved, he said.