Two Arrested for Spray Painting Houses

The Hays Police Department has made two arrests connected to vandalism that took place last weekend.  Three houses were spray painted with black paint Sunday October 27th between 2:00 am and 5:00 am.  According to Lt. Wright of the Hays Police Department, a tip from an involved party led to the arrest of two individuals; 20 year old Angel Ramirez Diaz and 18 year old Landon Dean Stroup, both of Hays.

The criminal damage was done to three residences in the 200 block of Ash Street.  Wright said that one house was painted on the front, another house had a small amount on the side, and a third house had a great deal of spray paint on the inside a garage.

Officers conducted interviews at the scene of the crimes.  Diaz and Stroup were both arrested later that afternoon in the 100 block of W. 12th St.

A neighbor who wished to remain anonymous told Hays Post that he was working when it happened, but he had heard from others that the incident stemmed from a disagreement at one of the houses that was hit.

“I just heard they had a confrontation over there and that’s what started it.  The people that live there got in a confrontation with someone else and that’s who did the spray painting.”

Angel Diaz

Angel Diaz

The Ellis County Jail said that a booking photo of Stroup was not available.

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  • mamma

    All of them are old enough to know better

  • observer

    fine them and give them some brushes and paint and have them cover their “art”

  • jeramiah

    they’ll get off with a slap of the wrist. their attorney will say, “gosh, its not like their hardened criminals or they killed somebody.”

  • stonedigger

    If it is their first offense, they will get a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again.

  • Kizzy

    I know what they did was wrong but where is the other guys picture? If both parties are responsible/ or charged with responsibility we shouldn’t have just one face to look at here. If you cannot post both pics don’t bother with one it is going to damn him in the court of the public so the other needs to be as well.

    • justin

      boy i agree with you on this. either post both pictures or none at all. don’t go profiling hays post.

  • They are so CUTE!!!

    This is why adulthood should start at age 40.