Crowley graffiti update: ‘Poor decision’ by teen

Mono County Sheriff’s Department press release

On December 17, 2015, as a result of the traditional and social media coverage, a Crowley resident came forward and admitted responsibility for the graffiti.

The depiction was not done recently and was intended an expression of art, not to deface or damage any property. The resident stated this was a teenage indiscretion and in hindsight was a poor decision.

The reported crime of vandalism is out of the statute of limitations. The Mono County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the community response to this incident. Our public lands are beautiful in their own right, and we should all strive to protect them while responsibly enjoying them.


On December 12, 2015, graffiti was discovered spray-painted on a boulder near McGee Creek Road in Crowley Lake.


The vandalism took place on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

This defacement of public lands shows disrespect for our beautiful landscape and disregard for the law.

Please take a look at the photo. If you know who is responsible for this, please notify the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 932-7549.

Or, if you prefer to remain anonymous, you can report online at


Other vandalism included “CDD”. Sierra Wave Media did not publish those photos so as not to give the criminals the publicity.

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4 Responses to Crowley graffiti update: ‘Poor decision’ by teen

  1. Charles O. Jones December 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    Kudos for manning up and admitting your actions. But talk is cheap. How about getting back out there and cleaning up the mess you left?

  2. lovethwhtmtns December 18, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    I know the graffiti is unsightly and I don’t like it either, however, some where out there on our beautiful government land there is an old man, or two, with a metal detector picking up trash left behind by the old settlers of this valley and God forbid maybe a bottle! To make matters worse, they may even have one of their grandchildren with them, passing on this outrageous hobby. Surely these kids can find something else to do. So please be patient if the tagger isn’t caught quickly, or at all. Resources are limited and the trash pickers must be stopped.

    • John December 18, 2015 at 10:23 am #

      Good point, Love the White Mountains. If The graffiti can just stay there long enough, it will be protected by the Federal Government, much like Native American Rock Art.

  3. Tinner December 16, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    I like how Singapore punishes those who commit crimes such as this.
    Taggers need attention and I hope this tagger gets the attention he/she so desperately seeks. No doubt this same scribbling gibberish exists somewhere else on their personal property.


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