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Suspect Arrested for Graffiti Spree

Released on Monday, April 27, 2020
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A man has been arrested for damaging local property with graffiti in more than 100 locations.

While patrolling the City’s paved trail network in early April, bike patrol officers observed a male actively spray-painting graffiti on City property. Following additional investigation, police determined that the man, identified as Kenneth Wakefield (DOB 09/29/94), was responsible for more than 100 graffiti tags around the City of Fort Collins where the word “DEAD” was spray-painted in a distinctive style. In total, these incidents resulted in an estimated $4,789 in damage on public and private property.

“Damaged property has a very real cost for victims and those who have to remove it,” said Assistant Chief John Feyen. “I’m grateful for the strong police work and partnership with the City’s Graffiti Abatement Team that led to this arrest.”

Wakefield was arrested on April 21, 2020 for Criminal Mischief (class 6 felony) and booked into the Larimer County Jail. A booking photo is attached courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with additional information about these graffiti incidents may contact Officer Matt Dean at 970-221-6555. People who wish to remain anyone may contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at www.stopcriminals.org.

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.