Sheriff's officials are searching for the taggers responsible for about $2,000 in damage to Hesperia city and private property, officials said Wednesday.


San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station authorities received several graffiti reports between March 26 and Monday, said Roxanne Walker, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station.


The Hesperia Gang and Multi-Enforcement teams noted the tagging was centered around the 15400 block of Main Street, the 16500 block of Sultana Street, the 8500 block of Stonecreek Trail and the 9200 block of Buckthorn Road. The vandals marked up walls, planters and a fence with paint. Some windows in those areas were etched, officials said.


The Hesperia Gang and Multi-Enforcement teams have served several search warrants recently on identified members of tagging groups, Walker said. The investigators findings have resulted in the arrests of numerous criminals involved in vandalism. Several thousands of dollars in retribution have been paid be adult taggers and the parents of juvenile vandals, Walker stated.


Sheriff's officials ask anyone to contact sheriff's dispatch at 245-4211 if they see vandalism when it is occurring.


Anyone with information about tagging can call the Hesperia station at 947-1500 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. WeTip informants may be eligible for up to $1,000 reward if their information leads to an arrest and conviction.