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Police: Graffiti Investigation Nets Three Arrests

Southampton Town Police say they have arrested three teens for graffiti-related crimes in Hamptons Bays and East Quogue. 

Police said there has been an increase in the number of graffiti "tags" found in the last few months that has caused alarm among Town residents.  The incidents are not deemed to be gang related, police said. 

The following three people were arrested on Saturday: 

  • Cody McGovern, 19, of Hampton Bays, was arrested for defacing the Southampton Pines Long Island Railroad Underpass, located in the Southampton Pines Development in East Quogue, police said.  Officers from the Patrol Division caught McGovern in the act, as he was actively defacing the structure with his graffiti, police said. McGovern is charged with one count of making graffiti, a misdemeanor, two counts of possession of graffiti instruments, a misdemeanor, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana and trespass, both violations.  
  • Christopher Eskesen, 19, of Hampton Bays, was arrested and charged one count of possession of graffiti instruments, a misdemeanor, and trespass, a violation. He is also charged with one count of making graffiti, a misdemeanor, as police said he was responsible for the defacement of the Tiana Bridge Long Island Rail Road overpass. 
  • David Seifert, 19, of Hampton Bays, was arrested and charged with one count of trespassa violation, for actions observed by the investigating patrol officers, police said. 


cm March 18, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Wow... teenagers doing graffiti??? Patch is turning into "bubble gum" news. Where is the 14 DWI arrests in southampton this week? also the accidents that happened? So much is going on out here... seems patch is hiding news instead of reporting it.
New Guy March 18, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Welcome to the hood...
ARCH STANTON March 18, 2014 at 02:02 PM
THEIR PUNISHMENT SHOULD INCLUDE THE REMOVAL OF THE GRAFFITI WITH BLEACH AND A TOOTHBRUSH.
SUMMER Resident March 21, 2014 at 09:13 PM
Good job by the Southampton PD. Now get them to clean up all the graffiti in Hampton Bays and East Quogue. Starting at the railroad bridge that was just redone on Canal Road, Bay Ave and all the other spots. This is not the Bronx or NYC.
b March 22, 2014 at 07:43 AM
I agree with Arch and Summer, have them clean up their mess!

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