Police and an alert citizen teamed up to bust three teen-agers suspected of spray-painting graffiti on a sound wall in Watsonville.
Police say a resident spotted a van pull up late last night and watched as one youth jumped out and began spraying graffiti at the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Honeysuckle Drive.
When the van sped off, the witness followed.
The witness used a cell phone to call police and provide the van´s license number and direction. Two officers spotted the van and pulled it over. While questioning the driver, one officer spotted cans of spray paint inside.
The youths then admitted spray-painting the wall and two other locations nearby.
The three were booked for investigation of three counts of vandalism and possession of spray paint by a minor before being released to their parents.