NOPD has arrested two individuals this morning in connection with graffiti being spray painted on the base of the P. G. T. Beauregard monument.
The subjects were observed by Eighth District Commander Nicholas Gernon allegedly spray painting the monument base with the words "Gen. Beauregard CSA.” Gernon approached one of the individuals, identified as Christopher Kimball (DOB: 10-19-1985), in the act of spray painting on one side of the monument. A witness alerted Gernon to the other side of the monument where the second suspect, identified as Michael Kimball (DOB: 03-16-1960), was also spray painting.
Both arrested individuals have been charged with criminal damage to historic buildings or landmarks by defacing with graffiti.
The subjects - who were identified as father and son and both from Norco, La - were arrested and will be booked accordingly.