Two juveniles who went on a tagging spree on Salt Lake County's east side over the weekend were caught pink handed by sheriff's deputies.

About 1 a.m. Sunday, dispatchers received a call of a pair of juveniles causing problems near 4300 South and 1100 East. Deputies found at least 16 places along 1100 East where taggers had spray painted their moniker or someone else's name, said sheriff's detective Scott Van Wagoner.

Everything from cinderblock walls to fences to structures in Cottonwood Park were tagged with black and pink paint, he said. Damage was estimated at more than $1,000.

A sheriff's sergeant spotted two boys and noticed paint on their hands while questioning them, Van Wagoner said. The boys were taken to juvenile detention.