A 16-year-old boy and his parents have been cited on suspicion of felony vandalism stemming from graffiti in northwest Grand Terrace near Loma Linda, the Sheriff's Department announced Friday.
"During the past three months, the City of Grand Terrace has experienced an increase in graffiti in the northwest portion of the city," Central Station personnel said in a statement dated Sept. 14.
Victims of the graffiti vandalism were listed by the Sheriff's Department as the City of Grand Terrace, Southern California Edison and Grand Royal Estates, in the 22100 block of Newport Avenue.
A Central Station deputy investigated and identified the 16-year-old as the possible suspect, served a search warrant at his home, and found "additional evidence related to the vandalism," according to the Sheriff's Department.
"The juvenile and his parents were issued citations to appear in court for felony vandalism," Central Station personnel said. "The amount of loss to the city was estimated at $1,500."
Names of the teen and his parents were not released.