Police apprehend light rail graffiti offender

05 Apr, 2019



A 26-year-old man from Ngunnawal will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court after a graffiti attack on a light rail vehicle in Mitchell.

About 3.50am Wednesday (3 April, 2019) ACT Policing responded to a call from the Sandford Street depot where site security had observed a man spray painting the side of one of the light rail carriages.

The man was challenged by a security guard and left the depot.

A short time later, police conducted a patrol in the Mitchell area and observed a man fitting the description supplied by the security guard.

The man was carrying a knife and a backpack containing cans of spray paint which police believe matched that used on the light rail vehicle.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court via summons on charges including criminal damage and possession of a knife in a public place.