Harrison New Jersey police recently arrested four people, including two individuals from Newark, for vandalism in Jersey City, NJ.
According to authorities, the four suspects vandalized a total of 14 buildings and storefronts on Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. The incidents allegedly took place around 3 a.m.
After reportedly committing the graffiti spree in Jersey City, the suspects reportedly drove to Harrison, New Jersey. Police said that the suspects committed additional acts of vandalism on Supor Boulevard and left similar graffiti markings on property.
A Harrison NJ patrol officer happened to be driving by when he saw the suspects. The officer placed the suspects under arrest a short time later.
Sometime after the suspects were placed under arrest, a Harrison NJ police dispatcher recognized them from media reports about the vandalism in Jersey City. The dispatcher then contacted Jersey City NJ police.
The four suspects include a 25-year-old Newark NJ man, a 20-year-old Newark NJ man, a 21-year-old Union man, and a 19-year-old Linden woman.
Investigators managed to link the suspects to the Jersey City vandalism by obtaining surveillance video footage from local businesses. According to investigators, the footage clearly shows the suspects’ faces while they committed the vandalism.
The four suspects have all been charged with third degree criminal mischief and conspiracy.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were released on their own recognizance.
Meanwhile, the Jersey City Mayor’s Quality of Life Task Force has already cleaned the graffiti markings along Newark Avenue.
For further information about this case, check out NJ.com article entitled “Four Charged with Graffiti Spree in Jersey City, Harrison, Cops Say.”