Moncton man arrested following graffiti investigation
Const. Chris Fader shows off some of the graffiti-related items seized at a home following an investigation into graffiti in Greater Moncton.
Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:33PM AST
A Moncton man has been arrested in connection with several graffiti incidents in the area.
RCMP say the arrest was made following an investigation by Const. Chris Fader, whose interest in graffiti was sparked by his 11-year-old daughter.
“Last spring we were driving through Moncton and it was my daughter who pointed out several buildings that had graffiti painted on them,” says Const. Fader.
“She wondered why people would do such a thing, so I thought I would find out, because if my daughter was thinking that, so were many other people.”
Fader took a course to learn more about graffiti and then documented all the markings he would find in three Moncton-area communities, noting the tags, or signatures, used.
Police say Fader was able to identify markings on about 10 buildings in Greater Moncton.
The graffiti resulted in thousands of dollars in damage and cost to property owners to remove the paint.
RCMP executed a search warrant at the home of a 27-year-old man last Wednesday, where they seized hundreds of graffiti-related items.
The man, whose name has not been released, is due to appear in court at a later date.
RCMP say more charges could be laid as other people are investigated in connection with the case.
Anyone with information on the issue of graffiti in the Greater Moncton area is asked to contact Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400.