New Glasgow Regional Police arrested a 16-year-old teenage boy and charged him with graffiti offences following a lengthy investigation by New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit.
Const. Ken MacDonald said the teenager is believed to be responsible for causing thousands of dollars worth of property damage in New Glasgow and Trenton with his graffiti.
On Wednesday, April 17, at approximately 10:30pm New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit conducted a search warrant on a Trenton, residence and seized several items including paint and other offence related material.
The teenager was charged with 28 counts of mischief and appeared in court Thursday and was later released on a judicial recognizance. He cannot be named because he is a minor.
Police explained that graffiti is not the same as public art because it is painted on public or private property without the consent of the owner.
New Glasgow Regional Police advises that if you witness vandalism in progress call 911 to report it. Also if you notice graffiti that already exists you should call 902 752-1941 to report it.