San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sgt. Lisa Holton
Date: August 01, 2018 11:23 AM
Case Number: SR18-06108

San Rafael Man Arrested for Vandalism Spree

San Rafael, Ca- On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the San Rafael Police Department began receiving reports of vandalism throughout the city.  The suspect used spray paint to tag businesses from the Miracle Mile to Loch Lomond.  So far, nine separate victims have been identified, with damages exceeding $6,500.

Officers from the San Rafael Police Department Special Operations Unit canvassed the area in an effort to locate surveillance footage near victim businesses.  The officers located videos which captured the suspect committing the vandalism, as well as an associated vehicle.  They used the vehicle license plate to identify the registered owner and locate the suspect.  Timothy Goetze, 20 years-old and a San Rafael resident, was positively identified as the suspect.  Goetze was arrested for 594(A)(1)P.C. - Vandalism exceeding $400.00 and was booked at the Marin County Jail.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at Residents and business owners can register their security cameras with the San Rafael Police Department. For information go to:


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Posted: August 01, 2018 2:22 PDT by Sgt. Lisa Holton

Updated: August 01, 2018 2:36 PDT by Alex Holm


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