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Milford Teens Nabbed for Graffiti in Town

Face 11 counts of second-degree breach of peace, among other charges.

A Milford police cruiser. Credit: Patch File Photo
A Milford police cruiser. Credit: Patch File Photo

Two Milford teens were arrested Saturday in connection with several acts of graffiti in town.

From September to November, the majority of the vandalism consisted of an upside-down cross, spray-painted or drawn in marker, police said.

The graffiti often had the tag "Woodland C" and the alleged vandals targeted playgrounds at schools, Silver Sands State Park and Mondo Trails on West Avenue, police said.

Bilal Lopez and Alex Garcia, both 18, each face charges of third-degree criminal mischief (11 counts) and conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief.

The teens face additional charges of second-degree breach of peace and conspiracy to commit second-degree breach of peace.

Lopez and Garcia each were released on $5,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in Milford Superior Court on Jan. 7.

Arrest information supplied by the Milford Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Tmc December 09, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice...
CB December 09, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Part of the punishment should be payment to cover the cost of their vandalism.
Just me December 09, 2013 at 05:41 PM
hmmm....their names don't sound like "locals"....told you "Bridgeport & New Haven are pushing Milford out" They should be on probation as well as covering expenses.
bill poutray December 09, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Just Me-that is a stunningly racist comment.So Hispanic people are somehow "not Milford"?You are not welcome in the city I know.
Tmc December 09, 2013 at 08:21 PM
There's Hispanic people in Milford??!?!!!! *gasp* why didn't anyone tell me? *rolls eyes*
C.S. December 10, 2013 at 06:21 PM
I agree with CB, a part of their punishment should be restitution to cover the cost of the damage they did, but it should not be limited to that alone.
Joe Meade December 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Just me, I hope and pray it's just you.
Cindy Rifkin December 25, 2013 at 09:28 AM
I think we should force them to take art lessons!

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