A large amount of gang-related graffiti was found on an alley fence on May 24 in King City. (Contributed Photo)

KING CITY — A 20-year-old King City man has been arrested on multiple charges, including vandalism and criminal street gang activity.

On May 24 at 11 p.m., King City Police officers responded to the alley behind the 500 block of N. Vanderhurst Avenue and 300 block of N. Third Street on the report of loud noise coming from a vehicle parked there. 

Officers arrived shortly after and observed three males, two of whom ran away when the police car approached. The third male, William Eliseo Perez Vidal, was seen by officers putting down a spray-paint can on the ground. 

According to the officers, there was a large amount of fresh gang-related graffiti on the alley fence.

Perez Vidal, 20, of King City failed to comply with the officers’ commands and was taken into custody. He was booked into the Monterey County Jail on the following charges: violation of probation; possession of marijuana in a vehicle; vandalism; public intoxication; criminal street gang activity; possession of drug paraphernalia; under the influence of a controlled substance; committing a felony while on bail; and resisting/delaying a peace officer.

King City Police Department is asking for help in identifying the other two males who ran from the scene. Anyone with more information on this case should call the tip line at 800-78-CRIME or Acting Capt. Lakind at 831-385-4848.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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