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New Cassel man faces new graffiti charges

David Reyes, 18, of New Cassel, faces criminal

David Reyes, 18, of New Cassel, faces criminal mischief charges in connection with graffiti sprayed on a building on Post Avenue in Westbury, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

A New Cassel man arrested in February and charged with spray-painting graffiti on a Westbury building was arrested again Sunday night in connection with two additional graffiti incidents, police said.

David Reyes, 18, of 3 Third St., was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of making graffiti after being linked to incidents on Maple Avenue and Post Avenue, both in Westbury, on Feb. 21, Nassau County police said.

Reyes was arraigned Monday in First District Court in Hempstead, was ordered released on his own recognizance, and is due back in court Wednesday, records indicate.

Reyes previously was arrested at 10:57 p.m. on Feb. 21 by officers responding to a criminal mischief call in Westbury.

Investigators were notified that "a male had been observed spray painting a building" on Post Avenue and found Reyes walking down the block with a spray paint can in his jacket and paint on his hands, according to police. Police said security video footage showed Reyes "spray painting the doors" of a building.

During his arrest, police said Reyes struggled with officers.

He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, making graffiti, resisting arrest and possession of a graffiti instrument. Records indicate Reyes was released on his own recognizance after that arrest -- and that he is due back in court Tuesday to face those charges.

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