Following a string of graffiti vandalism in Middle Village, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and State Senator Joseph Addabbo reiterated their commitment to fighting graffiti in the community.
According to police, three males spray-painted graffiti on public and private property on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 along Juniper Valley Road and surrounding streets in Middle Village. Thirteen different locations were vandalized, and officers from the 104th Precinct arrested the suspects following a 911 call.
“These vandals defaced trees, light poles, and private property, but thanks to the dedicated work of the 104th Precinct, they were quickly arrested,” Council Member Crowley said. “We must continue to send a strong message to vandals: Your graffiti will not be tolerated and you will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I commend the 104th Precinct for making graffiti arrests a priority.”
“These bold acts of vandalism involving both public and private property were cowardly assaults on our quality of life,” said Senator Addabbo. “I’d like to thank the 104th Precinct for their quick response and arrest of the vandals responsible for such widespread blight, as well as the precinct’s tireless efforts to combat graffiti in our community.”
The 104th Precinct has one of the best anti-graffiti task forces in the City. Last year, the precinct made more than 400 graffiti related arrests.
Council Member Crowley and Senator Addabbo announced that both offices will donate supplies for a community cleanup of the graffiti on Friday, February 10, 2012.
If anyone would like to volunteer or has a location they want cleaned, call Council Member Crowley’s office at (718) 366-3900 or Senator Addabbo’s office at (718) 497-1630.