Chelsea Police Cracking Down on Graffiti with Arrests

The Chelsea Police Department in their continued aggressive crackdown on graffiti in the city has charged a 15 year old Chelsea juvenile with multiple counts of defacement of property. These charges included several counts of malicious destruction against residential properties.

The investigation which is still on-going has resulted in damaged property throughout the city over an extended period of time. The police department continues to aggressively pursue these individuals that cause thousands of dollars of needless damage to property.

The Chelsea Police Department continues to promote the strategy entitled ‘Stop Bragging about Tagging”. The program focuses on three areas; prevention, including continuous education and community involvement, enforcement and prosecution, including a proposed reward program and quick removal of the graffiti within 48 hours.  If you would like to view the entire “Stop Bragging about Tagging” strategy please visit

Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by  calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880 or  texting the word Chelsea and then their message to tip411 (847411) from their cell phone. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at

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