Police: 20-year-old left anti-police, government graffiti around Middletown

A monthslong graffiti investigation in Middletown, which consisted of political messages including anti-police, anti-government, and anti-Middletown Township slogans and words, has led to the arrest of a 20-year-old.

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2020, 1:37 PM

Updated 1,292 days ago

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A monthslong graffiti investigation in Middletown, which consisted of political messages including anti-police, anti-government, and anti-Middletown Township slogans and words, has led to the arrest of a 20-year-old.
According to police, Charles Traina was arrested in connection with the incidents of graffiti in the Oak Hill section of the township since August.
Police say the graffiti was observed on the street, sidewalks, and several utility boxes in the area of Howland Road, Lyon Road, and other streets in the Oak Hill area. Traina continued to vandalize the area with hateful messages, even after the graffiti was removed.
Traina admitted to detectives he was the person responsible for spray painting the graffiti following his arrest.
He's been charged with one count of criminal mischief and subsequently released on a summons complaint.


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