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Sheriff Identifies POW-MIA Memorial Graffiti Monikers

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Los Angeles Sheriff’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 in Venice, California last May.

Sheriff’s department said that “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 who were prisoners of war or missing in action during the Vietnam War. “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 attached flyer is a photograph of the person believed to be NONER. The person in the photo 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. (see attached photo) NONER may travel between the Los Angeles 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 LASD Transit Policing Division detectives at (888) 950-SAFE(7233), or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477). You also can text the letters “TIPLA” plus your tip to CRIMES

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