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Thursday, June 5, 2014

John "Jack" Nelson Sought by SFPD In Connection to Hibernia Bank Graffiti-Bombing

Posted By on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM

click to enlarge John "Jack" Nelson is accused of graffiti-bombing the Hibernia Bank Building
  • John "Jack" Nelson is accused of graffiti-bombing the Hibernia Bank Building

After a monthslong investigation, the San Francisco Police Department has secured a $40,000 warrant for the arrest of John "Jack" Nelson, whom they accuse of pulling off a massive graffiti tagging of the Hibernia Bank building last year.

Tenderloin Station Captain Jason Cherniss describes Nelson as a "high-level graffiti guy."

Cherniss says Nelson, 26, has lived in San Francisco, "but we think he's floating right now." His whereabouts are not currently known. 

Nelson is described as 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds. He is accused of felony vandalism.

Anyone who sees him is urged to call the police non-emergency line at (415) 553-0123 or Tenderloin Station at (415) 345-7300. Cherniss adds that, if Nelson has a desire to turn himself in, Tenderloin Station is located at 301 Eddy Street.

Update, 5 p.m.: Sergeant Mike Zhang tells SF Weekly that police have identified Nelson as one of the two men in the video below. 

Nelson, he continues, was cited for graffiti in San Francisco in 2012. He has a lengthy record of vandalism and graffiti incidents in the Santa Barbara area where he grew up, per the SFPD. 

Police say Nelson was living on Divisadero as recently as March, when a search warrant was served on his residence. Zhang now believes he may have moved to Oakland. 

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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