Ojai man arrested for graffiti spree

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

A 20-year-old Ojai man has confessed to numerous acts of graffiti vandalism that occurred throughout the Ojai Valley over the past month, some of which included the message “catch me if you can,” as well as some containing profanities directed at the police according to Det. Joe Mulrooney of the Ojai Police Department.

Aaron Riis-Vestergaard confessed to the crimes after the Ventura County Sheriff's Office (VCSO) determined one of the stores had a surveillance video of the incident and were able to tie him to the other violations, said Mulrooney.

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