Monday, October 23, 2006

More Graffiti Arrests

A 19-year-old youth has been arrested for drawing graffiti on a wall in Tippledore Lane, Broadstairs last Wednesday.

The youth, from Broadstairs, will appear before magistrates at Margate on Tuesday, October 31, charged with causing criminal damage.

A second, 17-year-old Birchington boy was also arrested for drawing graffiti. He has been cautioned by police officers for causing criminal damage to a wall.

The pair were stopped in Tippledore Lane at about 3.30pm on Wednesday, October 18, by two Thanet council wardens who had been patrolling the area in response to reports from residents of people causing graffiti in the area.

The wardens contacted police officers, who arrived and arrested the man and boy on suspicion of causing criminal damage. "

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

anon again!

They're coming in thick & fast now... the ROLL has started.... come on Mr Latchford... let's hear what's going to happen to these artists...PLEASE!!!

Anonymous said...

Instead of two 'wardens' with no powers of arrest, wouldn't it have been better to have had two policemen who would have arrested the young men immediately? Who knows, good preventative policing might have even discouraged them in the first place.

Anonymous said...

anon again!

Nah.... Police aren't interested. (BBC South East tonite).

I think we need a Vigilante Group armed with Taser Stun Shockers....
They might just be scared
(a little) of them.

Anonymous said...

The Police realize I am sure they're not able to deal with all crime prevention, they have to accept though that if they can't deal with it others will, whether that be Community Wardens, Bounty Hunters as in the US, private security operatives employed by neighbourhoods. All need proper regulation too and facilities like custody offices.