Al­leged graf­fiti artist caught in the act

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A Sum­mer­side man was jailed Fri­day af­ter be­ing caught al­legedly spray paint­ing a graf­fiti tag on a down­town build­ing. At about 5 a.m., Sum­mer­side po­lice ob­served two peo­ple, a 27-year-old man and an 18-yearold woman, on the roof of a Wa­ter Street business al­legedly in the act of tag­ging the build­ing. Both were ar­rested at the scene. The man is be­ing held in cus­tody un­til he ap­pears in court, ex­pected to be later Fri­day, while the woman was re­leased and will be ap­pear­ing in Sum­mer­side pro­vin­cial court at a later date. The ac­cused male is be­ing charged with one count of mis­chief for the Fri­day morn­ing in­ci­dent, but in a state­ment, Sum­mer­side po­lice of­fi­cials said he al­ready has two out­stand­ing graf­fiti charges pend­ing against him. The city has been plagued by graf­fiti artists in re­cent months, with two tags – “Bucko” and “Tekoe” – in par­tic­u­lar, dom­i­nat­ing the land­scape. Po­lice have not said if this most re­cent ar­rest is re­lated to ei­ther of those tags but did re­lease a photo fol­low­ing Fri­day morn­ing’s ar­rests.

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