Updated as of 1:01 p.m.:
From the Pleasanton Polic Department:
From December 2012 through February 2013, the Pleasanton Police had received numerous graffiti vandalism reports in which the letters “SCOS” were tagged with spray paint or paint markers. While many of the vandalisms occurred to City of Pleasanton property, some private citizens and businesses were also victims.
A collaborative effort between the Pleasanton Police and Pleasanton Unified School District staff identified a 16-year-old Village High School student as a possible suspect. A search warrant was obtained for the juvenile’s belongings and residence. Evidence of the vandalisms was found in the juvenile’s possession and he was subsequently arrested for felony vandalism charges.
The suspect admitted to involvement in all of the cases that were being investigated as well as several unreported vandalisms. In total, the suspect was linked to 42 vandalisms and it is estimated he caused over $10,000 in damage to city property.
This case is NOT related to the current investigation of a threat made at Foothill High School via graffiti on a bathroom wall.