Man arrested for allegedly painting graffiti on Pittsfield Township overpass
A 20-year-old Plymouth man who is being investigated for vandalism by a number of area police departments was arrested Sunday in Pittsfield Township after allegedly spray painting the US-23 overpass by Packard Road.
According to a statement released Thursday, police stopped the man at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday because he matched the description of robbery suspect in Ann Arbor. It was determined he was not related to the Ann Arbor robbery, but had been spray painting graffiti on the bridge, police said.
The man is under investigation by the Ann Arbor police, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police for similar crimes, according to police. Pittsfied Township officers are cooperating with those agencies in their investigations.
Graffiti has become an issue in the area, costing Ann Arbor business owners thousands of dollars in damages. Ann Arbor police arrested two men on malicious destruction of property charges, but only one of them has been arraigned on the charges to this point.
Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said Thursday the man is not in custody, and charges have been submitted to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for review.