HAVERHILL, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Haverhill teen accused of spray-painting the letters "KOSK" on town property was arrested and charged with 14 counts of malicious destruction of property, police said.
Police executed a search warrant at a home on Claremont Avenue and found cans of blue spray paint, drawings of the letters "KOSK," and stolen license plates and streets signs. The 16-year-old was arrested and will face the destruction of property charges, as well as four counts of receiving stolen property for the license plates and street signs, The Eagle Tribune reports.
Tagging incidents in the area since the Fourth of July prompted police to launch an investigation.
Since Friday, police say they have received many reports, including tagging incidents at the Haverhill MBTA station, the Nettle Middle School, on billboards, on U.S. Postal trucks, and at numerous private businesses, the newspaper reports.
Police say additional arrests are possible.
Any property owners who have not yet reported recent graffiti vandalism are asked to call the Haverhill Police Dept. at 978-373-1212.
For more information: The Eagle Tribune
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