Additional charges for accused graffiti vandal

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Stevens reported to Historic City News that over the course of the past two months, the St. Augustine Police Department has successfully linked 18 year-old Hudson Patrick Crace to additional graffiti vandalism.

Historic City News local crime reporters first reported that on February 4, 2011, Crace was arrested and charged with 18 counts of vandalism. According to police, Crace painted the word “Duru” on property throughout the downtown area.

Now, police have determined that Crace is responsible for 16 additional counts of vandalism in which he also painted the word “Nebulon”.

“As the investigators reviewed the 18 reports containing the word “Duru”,” Stevens told Historic City News, “they found seven of them were accompanied by the word “Nebulon.” The additional graffiti was in the same location and occurred during the same time as the “Duru” graffiti.”

Police developed evidence tying Crace to both of the tag signs “Duru” and “Nebulon”; therefore, Crace has been charged with a total of 34 counts of vandalism.

The investigation is still ongoing into the more than 45 complaints of graffiti and thousands of dollars in damage reported to various properties around the city.

Anyone with any information concerning these crimes or who may know the identity of those involved is asked to contact detectives with the St. Augustine Police Department at (904) 209-3482. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS.

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