GLENDALE — Three men were arrested Saturday after they allegedly were spotted preparing to paint graffiti on a Colorado Street business and fled from police, officials said.
The men — Jesse Delgado, 19, of Los Angeles, Michael Rodriguez, 19, of Whittier and Bardo Albarra, 28, of Los Angeles — likely belong to a tagging crew in northeast Los Angeles, Glendale police Gang Det. Jeffrey Davis said.
“It looks like they were just passing through the area,” he said.
The men are scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court today on vandalism charges.
When an officer spotted the trio about 1:30 a.m. facing a building on the 600 block of West Colorado Street, they allegedly threw away the paint cans and fled into the business neighborhood, according to Glendale police reports.