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Unique Bumper Sticker Leads to Arrests in Asheville Vehicle Vandalism Spree

Arrested suspects with bumper sticker

Unique Bumper Sticker Leads to Arrests in Asheville Vehicle Vandalism Spree

After months of investigation, the Asheville Police Department has arrested and charged a group of individuals believed to be behind smashing more than 100 vehicle windows in the city. Detectives first noted the group breaking into Kias and Hyundais last summer, which escalated to vehicle thefts and window smashings.

Three People, Including Two Juveniles, Face Over 200 Charges

Tracking down the suspects was aided by a distinctive bumper sticker on one of the stolen KIAs. 19-year-old Taysean Green has been arrested and is facing numerous charges, including breaking and entering, larceny, and injury to personal property. Green has a history of similar charges with other agencies.

Juveniles Involved in String of Car Window Smashings

Two juveniles are also facing charges related to breaking and entering, property damage, and theft. Authorities suspect the involvement of other groups in similar crimes.

Police Have Persons of Interest Following Vehicle Vandalism

The motive behind these crimes is believed to be attention-seeking on social media. Despite no injuries in this instance, the police are concerned about the trend continuing. Green is in custody with a bond set at $260,000.


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