LUBBOCK, Texas— A Lubbock man was arrested and accused of vandalizing the Region 17 Education Service Center building last week.
Official records said Jose Vasquez, 32, was identified on surveillance footage. Vasquez was held on a $150,000 bond, according to jail records. As of Tuesday morning, Vasquez remained in the Lubbock County Detention Center.
Vasquez was charged with graffiti and vandalism for covering the walls of the Region 17 ESC in red and paint and causing damages initially estimated to be $7,400. However, Region 17 ESC told authorities said they tried multiple products to clean the paint off the building, but it was unsuccessful.
A police report said, “The walls to the listed building are fragile and that a pressure washer may damage the wall. [An employee] stated that if he is not able to repair the wall.”
Another police report, dated May 31, was mentioned in the arrest warrant. It said there was vandalism to a building in the 6000 block of 43rd Street. And yet another police report on that same day said there was vandalism at the South Plains Mall.