Graffiti arrest after motorists call cops

image007A 22-year-old Forrest man has been arrested for spraying graffiti on the Acton tunnel over Parkes Way after motorists reported two people spray-painting graffiti on the tunnel at 1am today. A second suspect ran from the scene.

Police spotted two men walking from the tunnel with traces of spray paint on their clothing and hands. One man was carrying a backpack which contained several spray cans, rubber gloves and other graffiti tools. When questioned, police say, one of the men became aggressive. At this point, the second man ran away.

The arrested man will be charged with property damage offences, intoxication and resisting police.

Superintendent Paul Shakeshaft said these acts of vandalism carry a significant cost to the community and thanked the motorists who reported the incident.

“This incident proves once again how the community’s assistance is invaluable to police in continuing our swift response to crime,” he said.

 

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