Two Arrests for Tagging
- Bail has been set in the case of two men charged with the July 23 spray-painting of a wall at a memorial dedicated to police officers killed in the line of duty.
Prosecutors said Anthony Ortega, 24, of the 2600 block of West Touhy Avenue and Robert Ray, 26, of the 7100 block of West Foster Avenue spray-painted their "tagger" names—nicknames that graffiti artists often spray in high-visibility areas—on a wall at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, located at Waldron and Museum Campus Drives.
They were arrested and charged with criminal damage to government property, a felony. On Wednesday, Judge Raymond Myles set bail at $40,000 for Ortega and at $50,000 for Ray, a tax auditor who is on special probation for a case involving possession of a controlled substance.
Government property? Can someone explain? We were under the impression it was private property.