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Man Who Tagged Pasadena Police Sign Arrested

Could be responsible for four other incidents

Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 9:16 am

A Pasadena man accused of several incidents of vandalism, including tagging a sign outside Pasadena Police headquarters on Garfield Avenue, has been arrested.

“A lot of these were … anti-Trump tags,” Lt. Pete Hettema said. “One on the front of the police station actually said ‘pig house.’”

At 1:46 p.m. Monday police were called about a vandalism on the north wall of the recreation center at Victory Park at 2575 Paloma St. Based on the description of the vandal, Hettema said officers about an hour later found Sebastian Zeletin, 43, of Pasadena, at Central Park.

“It all turns out to be four cases of vandalism, all very similar tags. Same black spray paint,” Hettema added. “And he had spray paint on him in Central Park as well.”

In addition to the Monday afternoon vandalism at Victory Park Zeletin allegedly tagged the police sign last weekend, and a signal box on Walnut Street.

“We at least feel vindicated that somebody is in custody when they … do it to our building itself,” Hettema said.

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