March 06, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Seek Indentity of Suspect in Property Damage Case

The Springfield Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit is currently investigating a number of property damage cases in the Park Central area. The damage is the result of a suspect(s) tagging businesses with the words KEY, BOBE or KSB. The suspect(s) is using either black spray paint, or white shoe polish or marker, to tag the outside of businesses. Investigators do not believe that the tagging represents any gang affiliation. Investigators believe the suspect(s) have been involved in 22 incidents of property damage. Most of the incidents occurred in January and February.

The picture below is a surveillance photo taken of the suspect at local business. The majority of the incidents have occurred during the past six weeks. Investigators are looking for a light skinned black male between 15 and 18 years old. The suspect is believed to be between 5-8 and 5-11 and weighing 135-150 pounds.

security camera photo of young light-skinned black male in striped shirt and ballcap 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 869-TIPS.

Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap phone: 864-2008; Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd