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Graffiti artists and taggers in the West Shore better watch out – the RCMP are on a roll!

In their 6th graffiti-related arrest in the past month, West Shore RCMP have taken a 33-year-old man into custody after he was caught red-handed spray painting public property.

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The man was charged with Mischief Under $5,000 after a police officer observed him graffitiing on Sunday, June 9th.

The officer was patrolling on the Millstream Rd overpass when he saw the suspect spray painting on the circular wall of the tunnel underneath the off-ramp that leads from Hwy 1 to Millstream Rd in Langford.

Upon arrest, police searched the man’s backpack and found 5 cans of spray paint which were then seized.

“This is the 6th arrest the West Shore RCMP have made for graffiti since May 7th, 2019. Graffiti is a crime, we will continue to pursue criminal charges against anyone who is caught spray painting graffiti,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

The suspect now has a pending court date to answer for his crime.