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Roy graffiti case affidavit

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 23, 2008 at 7:29 pm |
April 23, 2008 7:29 pm

Here’s the charging document from the man who was arrested in connection with the Roy graffiti case:


That in Pierce County, Washington, on or about the 9th day of April, 2008, the defendant, MICHAEL STUART CESARANO, did commit the crimes of MALICIOUS MISCHIEF IN THE FIRST DEGREE; TWO COUNTS and MALICIOUS MISCHIEF IN THE SECOND DEGREE; TWO COUNTS.


On 4/10/08 a citizen reported to the Roy police that she had observed graffiti spray painted on the side of a building. An officer traveled to the scene described by the citizen. The officer observed fresh spray paint on the South side of the Lemay building. The officer noted the initials C.K.C., an upside down cross, the initials L.O.C., the words Dead Cops and Roy Crips were all written on the building.


The officer then observed that some nearby railroad cars had also been vandalized. The figures were similar to the ones on the buildings. On rail car CR101-DX10 were the words "Die Pigs". On rail car CRDX 15370 there were several phrases: Scum XXXX, an upside down cross, G.G. Allin, KKK, Cop killers for crist, die, K. a swastika, Dead cops, roy crips, mthothet, S.S. L.O.C. Ceasly MDC, and kill cops. On the opposite side of the car were the words "jesus was a scarecrow". The officer observed similar graffiti painted on the sides of nearby silos.


The following day the officer received a report from a citizen describing two individuals observed in the vicinity of the graffiti.


The officer was able to identify the individuals as M. T., a juvenile, and MICHAEL CESARANO.


On 4/22/08 police interviewed M.T. at the Roy Police Department. After being informed of his rights M. T. agreed to make a statement. M.T. stated that he and another juvenile male along with two females had been drinking beer. They obtained some spray paint and all of them participated in tagging the building and the train cars,. M.T. admitted to two specific tags.


The officers then contacted the juvenile male described by M.T.. The juvenile male admitted to the tagging but implicated the defendant MICHAEL CESARANO.


The officers then contacted MICHAEL CESARANO at his residence. The officers arrested CESARANO and transported him to the Roy police Department. CESARANO was informed of his rights and agreed to make a statement. CESARANO at first denied being a part of the vandalism. Later CESARANO admitted to having spray painted at least two of the phrases on the rail road cars. CESARANO stated that he and M.T. found some spray paint at CESARANO’s residence and that they then vandalized the train cars at the corner of Warren Street and Higgins Greg Road. CESARANO stated that he was intoxicated at the time.

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