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OPD Looking for Three People Who Vandalized American Flags

Oceanside CA– On Saturday, July 19, 2014,  Oceanside Police officers responded to an address in the 3800 block of Rosemary Way regarding vandalism. This area is a senior community located near El Camino High School. The investigation revealed that on July 18, 2014 at 11:43 p.m. three people vandalized three American flags. The vandals also damaged other private and public property at separate addresses. The locations were in the 3800 block of Rosemary Way and the 3800 block of Mesa Drive.

The actions of the three suspects were caught on a video surveillance camera. The video shows two Hispanic males and one Hispanic female acting together in spray painting the flag at one of the locations. The words spray painted on that flag were “FUCK USA”. All three flags were spray painted light blue. One of the other flags had tagger monikers on it. The third flag had light blue streaks across it.

Below is a portion of the surveillance video-

From the video, the descriptions of the suspects are as follows:
Suspect # 1 – Hispanic male adult/juvenile 16 – 20 years of age wearing a black Orioles baseball cap with white lettering, a dark sweater, and dark shorts;
Suspect # 2 – Hispanic male adult/juvenile 16 – 20 years of age wearing a black hooded jacket, black jeans, and a white baseball cap with a black brim and a marijuana leaf on the left side of the cap; and,
Suspect # 3 – Hispanic female adult/juvenile 16 – 20 years of age wearing a gray zip-up jacket, black shirt, and black/white shoes.
The female can be seen taking pictures while the two other suspects spray-paint one of the flags

The Oceanside Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in these crimes. If you recognize any of these people, please call Officer Munoz at (760) 435-4682.