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Thursday, April 23, 2015

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LAPD Horse “Tagged” at Venice Beach NR15142SF

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who vandalized a police horse while working at the Venice Beach.

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, while working a crime suppression detail at Venice Beach, an unknown suspect marked the hind-quarters of a horse named "Charlie" from LAPD Metropolitan Division's Mounted Platoon.

The silver colored graffiti was removed from "Charlie" later that evening.

Anyone with information about the vandalism incident is asked to call Pacific Division Detectives at 310-482-6313. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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