News Update!!: Venice, CA: Authorities seeking public’s help to find main monikers in Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Vandalism.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the taggers who defaced Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Venice, California just ahead of Memorial Day in late May 2016.
On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released information and a picture in hopes that the public can help to identify the taggers.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Detectives believe that they have identified four of the monikers used by the taggers believed to be responsible for the bulk of the damage done to a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located at the rear of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Division 6 along the 600 block of Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court in Venice, California.
The memorial mural, was painted by a Vietnam veteran in 1992, has 2,273 names on the wall, and has the message “You are not forgotten,” written on top of the wall, was covered up by disgusting graffiti.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Policing Deputies were called to begin the investigation into the defacement.
The memorial mural has been previously tagged with disgusting graffiti, but the latest vandalism attack is the most extensive as it covers up the bottom half of the memorial mural for much of its length.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, lead detective on the case, Detective Michael Thibodeaux, is a graffiti and tagging crime expert.
Using several investigative techniques he’s been able to identify the main monikers on the wall that honors service personnel killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, “NONER”, “PHEB”, “SNAKE’, and “LITER”, appear to be the names that created the most damage to the wall.
Detective Thibodeaux discovered that the “NONER” moniker was linked to a tagging group based in the bay area.
In the flyer released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is a photograph of he person believed to be NONER.
The person in the picture released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department appears to be a male, White, or Hispanic.
As you can see in the flyer, the moniker that the person is painting appears to match one from the memorial wall.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, NONER may travel between the Los Angeles, California area and bay area regularly.
If you have information regarding the identity of NONER or any of the other monikers believed to be connected to this crime, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Policing Division Detectives at: 1 (888) 950-SAFE (7233).
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling: 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
You also can text the letters “TIPLA” plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or go online at the following website:
A $30,000 reward is being offered by city and county officials for information leading to the capture and conviction of the suspects behind the memorial wall vandalism.
Many residents and the community want this disgraceful criminal to be found and put in jail for this disgusting vandalism attack on this Vietnam War memorial mural and to the many people who served.
** Pictures from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. **