A Redmond man is facing charges related to 24 alleged downtown graffiti incidents after being found silver-handed, according to a Redmond Police news release.
Police talked to Devin Knight, 18, downtown around 11:40 p.m. March 18, police said. An officer noted that Knight had silver paint on his hands, but Knight was allowed to leave because officers couldn’t link him to any crimes, police said.
But officers searched downtown the morning of March 19 and noticed a significant amount of fresh silver graffiti, police said. Officers then got surveillance videos from downtown businesses that showed a man they identified as Knight tagging locations with graffiti, police said.
Knight was arrested at 11 a.m. March 19 at a Redmond residence and taken to Deschutes County jail, police said. He faces 21 first-degree criminal mischief charges, as well as three more second-degree criminal mischief charges from incidents reported March 20, police said.
After Knight’s arrest, a resident posted a note on one of the graffiti sites, reading, “Dear whoever did this, you are not particularly good at this. Try something else.”