Tuesday, October 4, 2011

APD issues arrest warrants for graffiti artists, including Vomet, Enzo, Perve

Posted By on Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Atlanta Police say seven individuals, including Vomet, are responsible for more than 800 acts of graffiti vandalism in Atlanta
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  • Atlanta Police say seven individuals, including 'Vomet,' are responsible for more than 800 acts of graffiti vandalism in Atlanta
The Atlanta Police Department today said a months-long investigation has resulted in arrest warrants for some of the city's most well-known graffiti artists, including Enzo, Vomet and Perve, among others.

Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers have already seized evidence discovered during the execution of three search warrants, including spray cans and "photos and property bearing the vandals' 'tag.'" Officer Ari Bleifeld, the department's so-called "graffiti officer," conducted the investigation over several months and was assisted by the city's graffiti task force and community members.

“These arrest warrants show the APD’s commitment to enforcement of quality of life issues, such as
graffiti vandalism,” Police Chief George Turner said in a statement. “Left unchecked, graffiti can bring down a community and give people the impression that its residents simply don’t care. Our pursuit of these lawbreakers is proof that the city of Atlanta does care.”

In total, Campos said, police issued 29 arrest warrants for seven people who are responsible for "more than 800 acts of graffiti vandalism throughout the city." Three of the individuals are already in custody.

Joshua Graham Feigert, 27, is wanted for three counts of violating the city ordinance on graffiti abatement and one felony count of criminal damage to property in the second degree. Police say he's responsible for “Feed" and “Russia” tags.

Christian Peter Rancourt, 29, who police say uses the tag “Perve,” is wanted for two counts of violating the city ordinance on graffiti abatement.

Marcos Velez-Acevedo, 23, who police say tags as “Shine,” is wanted for four counts of violating the city ordinance on graffiti abatement and destruction of property.

Christopher Erik Smith, 29, is wanted for four counts of violating the city ordinance on graffiti abatement. Police claim he's also known as “Vomet." "Vomet" was accused of tagging a Living Walls mural in 2010.

Douglas Grantham Jones, 19, who police say tags as “Beav,” was taken into custody and transported to downtown's Atlanta City Detention Center. He faces four counts of violating the city ordinance on graffiti abatement and destruction of property.

Michael Norman Goodman, who police say is “Enzo,” was taken into custody and transported to the Fulton County Jail. The 20-year-old faces six counts of violating the city ordinance on graffiti abatement and destruction of property and one felony count of criminal damage to property in the second degree.

Daniel William Rohrabaugh, 25, who police say is behind the tag “Steal,” is wanted for four counts of violating the city ordinance on graffiti abatement and destruction of property. Police say he's currently being held in the Clayton County jail on unrelated charges.

CL's currently trying to contact the men named above. If you're one of them — or their lawyer — and want to comment, send me a line or give me a call at (404) 614-1224.

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