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Police: Man arrested in Babylon Village graffiti spree

Joseph Cassidy is accused of spray painting at least 15 “NES” tags on businesses and municipal properties, Suffolk County police say.

Joseph Cassidy, 37, was arrested in a graffiti

Joseph Cassidy, 37, was arrested in a graffiti spree spanning from Dec. 1, 2017, through Feb. 6, 2018, police said. Photo Credit: SCPD

A Babylon man faces graffiti charges in a vandalism spree in the village, police said.

Joseph Cassidy, 37, of Midway Street, was charged with nine counts of making graffiti after First Precinct Crime Section officers linked him to at least 15 so-called tags between Dec. 1 and Feb. 6, Suffolk County police said.

Cassidy faces arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Central Islip, police said.

He was “identified in connection with spray painting” the “NES” tags on businesses and municipal property in Babylon, police said. According to First Precinct Crime Section Officers, Cassidy indicated that “NES” stands for Nintendo Entertainment Systems, police said.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about possible additional incidents to call First Precinct detectives at 631-854-8526. All calls will remain confidential.

Police did not disclose the cost of damages caused by the graffiti and did not identify locations.


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