Graffiti artist charged with months of vandalism in Atlantic City, Ventnor

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A Ventnor man was charged with criminal mischief after spray painting without permission in Atlantic City and Ventnor, police said Tuesday.

In August, police in both towns were alerted of the vandalism, which included graffitiing completed art projects, electrical boxes and businesses. The vandalism lasted until November, police said.

Police arrested Steve Araujo, 40, in the first block of Oakland Avenue in Ventnor. After doing so, they found a sketchbook with artwork, 73 spray paint cans, 30 paint markers, 75 spray nozzles and 150 Sharpie markers.

Araujo was released on a summons pending court.

Contact Selena Vazquez:

609-272-7225

svazquez@pressofac.com

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