Halifax Regional Police have arrested a man in relation to several graffiti-related incidents that occurred in South End Halifax last month.
On August 31, several locations were the target of graffiti-related vandalism. Police investigated five separate incidents where both private and public property including a church, two buildings, a stop sign, a few sidewalks and a police vehicle were peppered with offensive messages in blue, purple and white paint.
Earlier today, officers arrested a 19-year-old Halifax man without incident in Clayton Park. He has since been released from custody under a number of conditions and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face five counts of mischief (property damage). This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.
Spreading graffiti is a crime, and its presence can impact the perception of our community, property values and people’s sense of pride and safety. Anyone with additional incidents to report or with information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.