News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: July 9, 2015, 12:26 a.m.
Booking photo: Tyler Segale, 19, of Wilsonville
Please refer to CCSO Case # 15-17530.
Wilsonville Police has arrested 19-year-old Tyler Segale of Wilsonville on seven counts of first-degree Criminal Mischief and 14 counts of second-degree Criminal Mischief.
Wilsonville Police opened up its initial investigation in April 2014, when the first report came in that someone had spray-painted the word "SMERK" on a wall in the City of Wilsonville.
Over the next 15 months, Wilsonville Police investigated 21 counts of criminal mischief in which the spray-painted tag "SMERK" was used.
The investigation led to the identification of Mr. Tyler Segale as the suspect. He was subsequently arrested and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.
"Taggers" who spray-paint graffiti leave property-owners to cover the costs of repairs and cleanup. The City of Wilsonville Police and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office encourages you to report these and other crimes by calling 911 or the non-emergency number at 503-655-8211.
ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT
Any additional tips regarding Tyler Segale or his alleged tagging activities can be called in using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form. Please refer to CCSO Case # 15-17530.
Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office