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          In July of last year, Thibodeaux’s investigation revealed the name and potential location of the tagger, Angel Castro, known as “LITER.” Thibodeaux and members of the Sheriff’s Transit Policing Crime Impact Team discovered a possible location for the suspect and executed an arrest warrant taking Castro into custody.

          Detective Thibodeaux explained that the investigation and arrest of criminal graffiti taggers is an important part of the Sheriff’s Transit Policing Division regional public safety efforts. “This case received attention because of the iconic status of the wall targeted by the taggers,” Thibodeaux said. “We put the same effort into solving similar crimes across Los Angeles County. We see it not just as transit safety, but as an overall effort to preserve and improve the quality of life for Los Angeles area residents.”

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