Harrison NJ police arrested four people, including two people from Newark, accused of vandalism in Jersey City, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the four suspects vandalized 14 buildings and storefronts on Newark Avenue in Jersey City, NJ. The incidents are said to have occurred around 3 a.m.
After allegedly committing the graffiti spree in Jersey City, the suspects reportedly went to Harrison NJ. Officials said that the suspects committed more acts of vandalism on Supor Boulevard and left similar graffiti markings on a local property.
A Harrison police officer who was on patrol in the area saw the suspects and immediately arrested them.
Sometime after the suspects were arrested, a Harrison police dispatcher recognized them from media reports about the Jersey City vandalism. The dispatcher subsequently notified Jersey City police.
The suspects include a 25-year-old Newark man, a 20-year-old Newark man, a 21-year-old Union man, and a 19-year-old Linden woman.
Investigators were able to link the suspects to the Jersey City vandalism by looking at surveillance video footage from local businesses. According to authorities, the suspects’ faces were clearly visible as they committed the criminal acts.
All four suspects have been charged with third degree criminal mischief and conspiracy.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspects were released from police custody on their own recognizance.
Meanwhile, the Jersey City Mayor’s Quality of Life Task Force cleaned the graffiti along Newark Avenue.
For additional information about this case, view NJ.com article entitled “Four Charged with Graffiti Spree in Jersey City, Harrison, Cops Say.”