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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Graffiti Damage

Robert Saddik was arrested June 1 at his home on Costa Mesa Drive and is suspected of causing more than $30,000 in damages.

San Jose police have arrested a man suspected of causing more than 30,000 in graffiti damage.

Robert Saddik, 29, of San Jose, was arrested Friday at his home in the 300 block of Costa Mesa Drive by officers from the Graffiti Enforcement Unit.

He was taken into custody on suspicion of felony vandalism, police said.

Saddik is suspected of a number of incidents of graffiti in and around San Jose, most notably his trademark, which resembles Felix the Cat, police said.

Saddik is suspected of spraying the trademark cat in a number of highly visible locations, including on local freeways such as Highway 17.

The arrest is the result of a several weeks-long investigation.

Persons wishing to report graffiti in San Jose may call 408- 277-2758 or visit: http://www.sjpd.org/_forms/GraffitiFAQ.asp.

To remain anonymous, call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/, and may be eligible for a reward.

—Bay City News Service

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