East Tulsa Graffiti Vandals Caught On Video


Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 3:51 pm
By: News On 6


By Dan Bewley, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Another Tulsa neighborhood woke up early Tuesday morning to a rash of graffiti vandalism.

Residents around Briarglen Elementary School at 3303 South 121st East Avenue were awaken to find graffiti on their homes and at the school.

The suspects vandalized garage doors, fences, the side of a house, even the back of an SUV. At least 15 homes in Briarglen Plaza were the victims of vandalism.

Juan Sanchez spent Tuesday afternoon cleaning his SUV. He believes it was actually hit after lunch in broad daylight.

 "I wouldn't be so mad if it was the house more likely, a vehicle is different," Sanchez said.

For the second day in a row, someone vandalized homes in east Tulsa, all marked with "CSK" and the words "DAZE" or "CLOUD."

6/14/2010 Related story: A Number Of Tulsa Homes Tagged With Graffiti Early Monday 

"I think it's crazy because these youngsters are getting out of hand," said Leslie Reeves, a Briarglen Plaza resident.

They even got Briarglen Elementary. The school quickly cleaned it off but surveillance video snapped pictures of the suspects. Their faces are covered but one picture shows what appears to be a can of spray paint.

Police say there are three types of vandalism. Murals, such as an action scene or a portrait, gang graffiti, which actually does mark territory, and then there's tagging which is what police think this is.

Tagging, according to the Tulsa Police Department's gang unit, is when someone wants to get their name out. It's a play for attention, they say. TPD is not familiar with this particular tag. If they want attention, they got it.

"These kids better be fessing up or going to somebody because they're about to be in a world of trouble," said Lisa Feagins, Briarglen Plaza Neighborhood Association.

The neighborhood association says residents here are on full alert and hope whoever's behind the mask doesn't make a return visit.

"All I got to say is they need to watch for themselves," Sanchez said. "Because I know if somebody catches them doing vandalism to their property, more than likely, they're probably not going to get just a 911 call."

If recognize anyone on the pictures or have any information you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS.