Nampa police say 19-year-old Brewster Bisconer has spent the last few years causing thousands of dollars worth of damage all over town with his tagging habit.
Nampa police say Bisconer recently confessed to spray painting his tagging symbols all over the city and also told officers he plans to keep it going when he gets out of jail.
That might be a while. Bisconer, who was arrested in late October on a felony charge of malicious injury to property, is being held in the Canyon County Jail on a $100,000 bond. An arraignment in the case is set for Nov. 16 in front of 3rd District Judge Thomas J Ryan.
The crime of felony malicious injury to property is punishable by up to five years in prison.
Nampa police have identified another man who they say was tagging with Bisconer but have not yet issued an arrest warrant, Sgt. Tim Randall said. They expect to do so soon, he said.
"Tagging" is the street jargon for when a person writes their name or symbol, almost always with spray paint, on any outdoor surface.
Police say Bisconer and the other men got caught after going on a tagging rampage in Downtown Nampa from Oct. 19-to-21, spray painting dozens of surfaces with their tagging names deke and cong and messages like rgh (reckless graph heads) or kys (killing you sucker), Randall said. The damage from that tagging spree was in excess of $1,500, according to police reports.
Officers identified Bisconer as a suspect after someone saw him spray painting in Liberty Park on Oct. 22 and called police.
Officers arrived to find Bisconer and the other man walking near the park. Police talked to both men but did not make an arrest at that point. By the next day, officers developed enough evidence to link Bisconer (deke) to the vandalism and arrested him on the malicious injury to property charge. Hes been in the Canyon County Jail since then. Police officials thanked the person who called in the report the vandalism at Liberty Park for giving officers the break they needed to figure out who deke was. In this case, a critical phone call from an aware citizen helped bring down two (men) who would have continued to case damage to the community, Randall said Tuesday.
The "tags" do not appear to be gang-related. Police say they have something to do with Bisconer's personal philosophy but reports do not define what that is.