Tucson Police: Teen arrested in saguaro vandalism case - Tucson News Now

Tucson Police: Teen arrested in saguaro vandalism case

Source: National Park Service Source: National Park Service
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Police are confirming the arrest of a 16-year-old suspect in a vandalism case at Saguaro National Park East. 

Park officials found spray-painted cacti, park signs, and rocks near the Douglas Springs and Camino Loma Alta trails in May.  Eight saguaro cacti were damaged.

Vandalizing a national park is a federal offense.  The suspect behind this attack could face a fine of $5,000 or six months behind bars.

In a separate vandalism case happening a couple weeks after the spray paint vandalism was found, a number of plants and cacti had been cut down in the park.  Two suspects were identified and arrested with help from game cameras.

Tucson police and park officials will be releasing more information this afternoon.  Please stay with KOLD News 13 and FOX 11 Tucson Now for updates.

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