Man Arrested for Making Graffiti in Port Jefferson

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Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for making graffiti on Port Jefferson Village property.

Port Jefferson, NY - March 6th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for making graffiti on Port Jefferson Village property.

Port Jefferson Village officials reported that between February 14 and February 15, a person covered a village wall located on Surf Avenue near the entrance to the Setauket Yacht Club with graffiti, including the graffiti tag “Timothy of the Seven Seas.”

Sixth Precinct Gang Unit officers received a lead from a Port Jefferson Village Constable. After an investigation by the Gang Unit, it was determined Timothy Saunders was the man responsible for the graffiti. Officers Christopher Standard and Michael Repperger arrested Saunders last night at 11:55 p.m. in Coram. Saunders was in possession of oxycodone and hydrocodone at the time of the arrest.

Saunders, 23, of 12 Penny Drive, Calverton, was charged with Making Graffiti, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

The investigation into possible additional graffiti incidents is ongoing.

Saunders was arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Incident:         Man Arrested for Making Graffiti
Location:        Surf Avenue, Port Jefferson
Date:               Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:55 p.m.

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