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Hamilton Police cuff man after tagging spree

Hamilton Police cuff man after tagging spree

Police have arrested a 25-year-old male for three counts of Mischief Under $5,000.

The accused was observed writing the tag “Ducer” 16 times within a 20-minute timeframe on buildings, bus shelters and city/ hydro poles in the area of Main Street East and Sherman Avenue in Hamilton yesterday morning.

When police arrived they spotted a man fitting the description walking. When he saw the police he took off. Police pursued the suspect and he was placed under arrest for Mischief Under $5,000. During the search police located evidence consistent with Mischief in his possession.

A 25-year-old probationer is facing mischief charges

Hamilton Police say graffiti is an act of vandalism and it places a significant burden on the City of Hamilton.  It increases the fear of crime in the area and requires a large amount of money to eradicate.

How to Report Graffiti

If your property or business is marked by graffiti, remove it as soon as possible.  The quick removal of graffiti is the most effective means to prevent further acts of vandalism.

If you witness an act of graffiti in progress, call 9-1-1.  Anyone wishing to provide anonymous information about an active graffiti vandal or graffiti crime should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Report existing graffiti by calling 905-546-2489 or online at  Please be as specific as possible in the location and description of the graffiti.  Incidents of graffiti will be prioritized and ones that are considered harmful to the community will be immediately removed.

Property owners are responsible for removing graffiti from their own property as per City By-law.

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