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Graffiti suspect accused of tagging up courtroom during hearing on vandalism charges

Francisco Canseco was arrested on five new felony counts of vandalism after the alleged incident at the San Diego Superior Courthouse.
By Evan Bleier   |   June 20, 2014 at 1:15 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, June 20 (UPI) -- A teenager who was appearing in a California court to face charges of graffiti vandalism is accused of tagging up the inside of the San Diego Superior Courthouse during his April appearance.

Francisco Canseco was arrested on five new felony counts of vandalism after a deputy was able to use a graffiti tracking system to match the 18-year-old to the graffiti in the courthouse, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Officials with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Court Services Bureau Investigations Unit searched Canseco's home and found evidence that tied him to the to the courthouse graffiti.

The San Diego Police Department had previously arrested Canseco in connection with more than 60 cases of graffiti involving the same moniker that was used in the courthouse, NBC 7 San Diego reported.

Canseco's previous vandalism charges were all misdemeanors.

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