San Francisco Police Arrest Suspected Prolific Graffiti Taggers in Chinatown 20-127

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On October 15, 2020, at approximately 2:22 AM Central District officers responded to the 1000 block of Grant Ave. regarding a report of two subjects painting graffiti on a rooftop. Officers arrived on scene and searched the rooftop where they located two male subjects. The subjects were escorted off the roof down to the sidewalk. The officers’ investigation determined probable cause to arrest the suspects for the graffiti.

The suspects are identified as Zachariah Ho-Seher aka “BERO”, a 28-year-old male from San Francisco, and Scott Smith aka “ACER” a 21-year-old male from Rio Vista. Ho-Seher and Smith were each booked at San Francisco County Jail for felony vandalism (594(b)(1) PC) and conspiracy (182 PC).

Attached to this news release are two photographs of the graffiti tags, "BERO” and “ACER," which measures approximately 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

If you are the victim of graffiti crime or have information on graffiti investigations, please contact the SFPD Non-emergency line at 3-1-1 or contact the SFPD Graffiti Abatement Unit at 1-415-850-6951.

While arrests have been made this investigation remains open. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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