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Pair Jailed in Spree of Graffiti, Thefts in Santa Barbara

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Mark Todd Euglow
Mark Todd Euglow

Two men are facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges related to a spree of graffiti vandalism and thefts in a North Side neighborhood, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Mark Todd Euglow, 18, of Santa Barbara and Jacob Tyler Kelliher, 18, of Garden Grove but originally from Santa Barbara were arrested Tuesday at a home on the 300 block of Apple Grove Lane, said Sgt. Riley Harwood.

The two are suspected in graffiti vandalism to public and private property that occurred on Calle Real, Hope Avenue, Hitchcock Way, and Peach Grove Lane, Harwood said.

“Investigation revealed that Euglow had committed these crimes after having been released from Santa Barbara County Jail on his own recognizance following a Dec, 17, 2012, felony arrest by SBPD personnel for burglary and approximately 26 acts of graffiti vandalism,” Harwood said.

“The arrests came after Detective Gary Siegel received information from a North Side resident that Euglow might once again be actively tagging in the area,” Harwood said. “The resident was familiar with Euglow’s history and had noticed that recent graffiti vandalisms bore a striking resemblance to those previously attributed to Euglow.”

Siegel and his partner, Detective Ben Ahrens, developed enough evidence to obtain a warrant for Euglow’s arrest, Harwood said.

Other police personnel served a search warrant on Euglow’s residence, and found several cans of spray paint, markers, spray can nozzles, and a paint mask hidden in Euglow’s clothes hamper, Harwood said.

They also found a laptop computer, an iPhone, cash, and stereo headphones that had been stolen recently from unlocked vehicles, Harwood said.

Jacob Tyler Kelliher
Jacob Tyler Kelliher

Euglow and Kelliher were both arrested at the home.

Euglow was booked into County Jail on suspicion of felony vandalism, committing a felony while released on bail or own recognizance, and grand theft.  He also was booked for misdemeanor possession of vandalism tools and petty theft. His bail was set at $45,000. 

Kelliher was booked on suspicion of felony grand theft, and misdemeanor possession of vandalism tools and petty theft.  His bail was set at $20,000.

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» on 02.14.13 @ 10:50 AM

The crime team of Beavis and Butt-Head.

» on 02.14.13 @ 12:12 PM

do they have cars?  Graffiti on them saying I’m A CRIMINAL LOL

» on 02.14.13 @ 01:03 PM

Any bets these two dirtbags will wind up in and out of prison.
And guess who pays for all the trouble they cause, and who will be paying for their care?

» on 02.14.13 @ 02:15 PM

Anchor babies!  This is what happens when lib dems let the white people take over the country from the indians.  Thanks a lot libs, forming a socialist republic and taking away our freedoms!

Palin/Rubio 2016!

» on 02.14.13 @ 02:59 PM

Congrats to mom and dad for doing a great job with these “artists”. You must be proud!

» on 02.14.13 @ 09:58 PM

They should do what they do in some other countries! Cut off their pointer finger (trigger finger for the spray can) in a town hall setting in front of all their friends and families. See if they do it again! They should also be responsible for washing off all the graffiti (so us taxpayers are not responsible) in front of their friends and families and if not (because our city is so lenient on these repeated offenders), they should pay to have it cleaned up and if they can’t afford it, have their parents pay for it. You will see, they will be released with barely a slap of the hand and they will be at it again no time. Believe me, we’ve been dealing with this with all of our buildings in Santa Barbara for years. (BTW my friend who told me about getting your finger cut off, has a diamond jewelry shop there and he can literally walk out the shop with the doors open and no one would ever think about coming in and stealing! Would you?!)

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