WENATCHEE — A 19-year-old Wenatchee man was arrested Friday night on suspicion of 22 counts of graffiti.
Osvaldo Verduzco Mendoza was arrested at his home in the 900 block of Methow Street, the same home that was targeted Sept. 14 in a drive-by shooting, said Sgt. Jim West with the Wenatchee Police Department. No one was injured in that shooting and no arrests have been made.
Verduzco became a suspect in the graffiti when officers served a search warrant on his home Sept. 20, resulting in Verduzco being arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, West said. Officers saw in his home drawings similar to those found on gang graffiti elsewhere in the city.