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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

PIO 
News Date: 11/20/2007 

 PCSO Eagle Lake Deputies Arrest Three for Graffiti at Elementary School 


Thanks to the vigilant efforts of Eagle Lake residents, at approximately 7:00 pm on Monday, November 19,
2007, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle Lake Deputies arrested three juveniles on multiple charges relating
to Graffiti.


Joel Faviere, DOB 1/5/1990, 5809 Buck Run Drive Lakeland, was charged with 3 Counts of Criminal
Mischief, Graffiti; 3 Counts of Loitering or Prowling, and 2 Counts of Trespassing on School Grounds.
Also charged was Justin Dickey, DOB 7/1/1991, 965 Avenue SE Winter Haven. Dickey was also charged
with 3 Counts of Criminal Mischief, Graffiti; 3 Counts of Loitering or Prowling, and 2 Counts of Trespassing
on School Grounds.


A third juvenile, Jack Roush, DOB 5/3/1990. 450 Holly Head Circle, Lakeland, was charged with 2 Counts of
Criminal Mischief, 2 Counts of Loitering or Prowling and 1 Count of Trespassing on School Grounds.


Deputies had responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle at Pinewood Elementary where three people
were seen walking back into the school. The same vehicle was seen earlier at the Eagle Lake Hardware,
located at 35 West Gilbert Street, Eagle Lake where it had been parked and the lights shut off.
Deputies found the suspects as they were walking around the south side of the school building. The
suspects advised they were looking for their lost dog and chased him from Pinewood Elementary to Eagle
Lake Hardware approximately one mile away. The suspects consented to a search of their vehicle where
black spray paint was found.


Upon further investigation, deputies found several areas “tagged” with black spray paint on the south and
west side of Eagle Lake Hardware as well as on the side of a “Great Dane” trailer.
While interviewing the suspects, post-Miranda, Faviere and Dickey admitted to the graffiti and confessed to
tagging Pinewood Elementary and the Eagle Lake Hardware store.


Both suspects advised of a third location that they tagged, somewhere near the intersection of US Highway
17 and Cypress Gardens Blvd, however they could not advised an exact address.
The spray paint was seized from the suspect’s vehicle. The colors included black, pink, and teal. The same
colors used in the graffiti at Pinewood Elementary.


All three suspects were placed under arrest and transported to Juvenile Assessment Center without
incident.


“This is a perfect example of residents working with deputies,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “Eagle Lake
residents were the tip that solved this crime.”