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Cedar Grove Man Arrested For Graffiti

Video surveillance leads to arrest; Copper grounding bars stolen from cell tower on Pompton Avenue.

Cedar Grove Man Arrested For Graffiti

A 19-year-old township resident was arrested following a spree of graffiti-related incidents The incidents occurred on Sept. 27 in the township, officials said.

On Oct. 4, detectives arrested 19-year-old Darin C. Keepers of Cedar Grove. Video surveillance showed him spray painting graffiti on multiple street signs, guardrails and retaining walls along Ridge Road, Rugby Road, Bowden Road and Pompton Avenue, police said.

He was charged with six counts of criminal mischief for the incident and processed at local police headquarters and released pending a municipal court appearance.

In another incident, township police reported the theft of several copper grounding bars from a cell tower behind a Pompton Avenue business on Oct. 2.

The missing bars, valued at $800, were reported by a worker at the site who believes the bars were taken sometime between July 12 and Oct. 2.

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