Teens suspected of Gold River vandalism spree arrested

Adin Howardgustin, 18
Adin Howardgustin, 18 -Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Six teenagers were arrested this week in connection to a vandalism spree that left swastikas and racist slurs marked throughout a Gold River neighborhood, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded to multiple reports of vandalism just after 11:05 p.m. on Aug.15 at the 11000 block of Tunnel Hill Way. When they arrived to the scene, deputies found racist graffiti and swastikas covered on neighborhood walls, garages and doors. Cars were also vandalized, according to the Sheriff’s department.

Deputies later found that the vandals also targeted the Gold River Discovery Center, a local elementary school.

The teens, all but one 18 years of age, were arrested and charged for felony vandalism and conspiracy to commit a crime. Five of the teens were identified as Gold River residents Andrew Holmes, Adin Howardgustin and Eric Tennyson, as well as Nathanial Covarrubias of Rancho Cordova and Finley Ursino of Fair Oaks. All five were 18, according to the department.

The sixth suspect, a 17-year-old male, was not identified because he was underage.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets