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Huntington Juvenile Arrested for Graffiti

Arrest is part of an ongoing investigation, police say.

Suffolk County Police arrested a Huntington juvenile for making graffiti at several locations in the Huntington and Huntington Station areas Saturday.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, Second Precinct Crime Section Officers Kenneth O’Brien and Michelle Metten arrested a male juvenile and charged him with three counts of making graffiti.

The investigation is continuing.

The juvenile is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a future date.

douglas stretton August 20, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Good...I'm glad they caught one of these tools! They should give him 500 hours of community service and start cleaning things up. They can start will all the signs on my street that have defaced. Give him a big orange jumpsuit that says DOPE on it!
Rita Mahoney August 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM
And at the same time the Patch should print a Rectraction and full apology for posting the picture of three innocent kids, who had nothing to do with the graffiti numerous times. It is time to get the facts straight from the SCPD and take the picture of these three kids off the Internet. The juvenile who was arrested for the graffiti is none of the kids in the picture, they have nothing to do with this article, and it's time to stop slandering these three kids! Take the picture off your site and get the mugshot of the actual culprits if need be!
Pam Robinson (Editor) August 21, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Ms. Mahoney, the police identified these three as the ones they suspect in the movie theater graffiti. They frequently release photos of suspects, whether it's shoplifting, graffiti, burglary or some other crime. Have you spoken to the police?
Rita Mahoney August 21, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Yes
douglas stretton August 21, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I didn't read anywhere that the movie theater incident and the recent arrest were related...is this what the police are reporting?
Pam Robinson (Editor) August 21, 2012 at 01:15 AM
No, the police aren't connecting them, that I know of. We cited the various instances of graffiti around town and used pictures supplied by the police in different instances of vandalism/graffiti.
Mary Z August 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM
Thank you Pam! Maybe for once these parents will wake up to see what damage their darlings are doing to this town!
Mary Z August 23, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Here is a posting the Patch reported "Layne Nigro from Huntington was arrested in Huntington for making graffiti" Only problem is that one individual is not responsible for all the graffiti in the Town of Huntington
douglas stretton August 23, 2012 at 09:12 PM
No....but it's a start. Let's hope there are more arrests to follow. People can call 411 on their cell phones to report suspicious activity if they see it. The police can't be in all places at once, they have a big job in this town of ours.
omniscient squirrel August 27, 2012 at 12:47 AM
first of all the kids in the picture may not have been this particular graffiti ARTIST but they may have been doing other things. Also, douglas stretton the kid arrested was not charged with any street signs therefore the "dope" your looking for is still out there tagging. And last but not least Mary Z this is a juvenile. there is a reason they dont post the name of the kid. i dont know why you would feel the need to post a kids name on here. Hes obviously being punished i mean he got arrested.... i know graffiti is illegal im not trying to rationalize it but, you guys need to get your facts straight. you guys are talking out of your asses. even Pam Robinson who seems to be the one who has all the "info" here. If you want to talk about facts then talk about facts but dont post this bull all over the articles.
Mary Z August 28, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Wow Squirrel person.... you don't make any sense... I re-posted a name that was posted here on the Patch using COPY AND PASTE. Pam Robinson is doing her job and as a TAXPAYER I appreciate knowing what's going on in this town.
Mary Z August 28, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Also, where did I suggest that a juvenile's name should be posted. Mr. Squirrel, I think it's time for you get ready to go back to school.. Some reading comp skills are in order here.
Steve Stone October 03, 2012 at 06:00 PM
These so-called "artists" claim that they aren't vandalizing private or public property with their efforts, but instead that their handywork is "ARTWORK". Please explain this to me if anyone can. Why do these "artists" choose to "decorate" someone else's property (whether private or public) with their "artwork" if they really think their work is"art", and not their own property? And why are homeowners and business owners held responsible for cleaning up this "artwork" or face a fine from the Town of Huntington if they don't comply with the Town's deadlines for ridding property of the artwork? Vandals caught in prior incidents should be sentenced to a sufficient amount of hours of community service to clean up the handywork of their fellow artists.
douglas stretton October 03, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I couldn't have put it better myself Steve!

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