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Redmond, OR – On Monday, March 18, 2019, at approximately 11:40 p.m. Redmond Police contacted 18-year-old Devin Knight in downtown Redmond. During the contact, the officer noted Knight had silver paint on his hands. Knight was free to leave at that time, as officers could not immediately link him to any crimes.
The next morning, March 19, Officers searched the downtown corridor and located a significant amount of fresh silver colored graffiti, in addition to reports of graffiti coming in from various locations in Redmond. Officers worked with a downtown business obtaining video surveillance of a person applying graffiti within the past week. Knight was identified as the person in the video.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. Knight was contacted at a residence in Redmond. Officers were able to link him to an additional 24 graffiti incidents throughout Redmond as a result of the investigation.
Knight, a Redmond resident, was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail for the following crimes:
Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (21 graffiti incidents)
Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree x 3 (3 additional incidents reported March 20)
After Knight was arrested, a community member taped a sign covering some of the graffiti he applied downtown (picture attached).
It is the vision of the Redmond Police Department to make Redmond the safest community in Oregon; daily we strive to improve the quality of life in our community. This investigation is an example of the police department working with our community to hold those decreasing the quality of life accountable for their actions.